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Cleveland Clinic
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
BME Guest Speaker
"Cerebrovascular Care in 2019 - Advances and Challenges"
M. Shazam Hussain, MD
Staff, Cerebrovascular Center
Cleveland Clinic
Friday, November 15, 2019
Hosted by: Vinod Labhasetwar, PhD

Tonsil Massager

Client: Dr. Doanh Nguyen

Mechanical Design | CAD Modeling in SolidWorks | Rapid Prototyping | Machining | Device Assembly

Tonsilloliths (or “tonsil stones”) are growths of bacteria that grow and accumulate within the tonsillar crypts.  These growths range from being relatively soft and gel-like to becoming calcified and hard, and while generally not harmful, can cause halitosis and discomfort.  Sufferers can sometimes remove the Tonsilloliths by themselves, but many require a doctor visit for removal. 

Dr. Nguyen had recognized a need for a device in this specific area and came to MDS with an idea in mind.  With the help of his design and initial prototype, MDS designed a sleeker and highly functional device that uses smooth rollers to massage the affected region of the tonsils in order to harmlessly dislodge the tonsillolith