peritonsillar abscess


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peritonsillar abscess

[‚per·ə′täns·əl·ər ′ab‚ses]
(medicine)
An abscess forming in acute tonsillitis around one or both tonsils.
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As per socioeconomic status maximum patients of peritonsillar abscess belong to lower class, i.
Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy) is a common complication of acute bacterial tonsillitis.
An evidence-based review of the treatment of peritonsillar abscess.
Contrast-enhanced CT of the neck and chest revealed a large right-sided peritonsillar abscess (Figure 1), thrombus along the anterior aspect of the right internal jugular vein (Figure 2), and multiple septic pulmonary emboli (Figure 3).
Instead, patient records of 162 general practices were reviewed to determine whether the patients had received antibiotics at the time of diagnosis, and whether they had developed a complication related to a serious illness: pneumonia after URI or bronchitis, peritonsillar abscess after sore throat, or mastoiditis after otitis media (within a month following the episode).
Objective: To compare needle aspiration with incision and drainage in treatment of Peritonsillar abscess.
An abscess in this space may arise from direct extension of infection from the pharynx through the pharyngeal wall, as a consequence of odontogenic infection, local trauma, and occasionally peritonsillar abscess.
We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx that was initially treated elsewhere as a peritonsillar abscess.
Even with antibiotic treatment, some patients develop peritonsillar abscess or Lemierre's syndrome.
Twelve had concomitant parapharyngeal abscess and one had concomitant peritonsillar abscess.
I've seen this before with infectious mononucleosis, but I have also seen a similar presentation in a 3-year-old with a peritonsillar abscess.
With detailed history, clinical ENT examination, radiological investigation, therapeutic needling and transcervical drainage, the following diagnosis were made such as parotid abscess, peritonsillar abscess, Ludwig's angina, parapharyngeal, retropharyngeal, neck space abscess, necrotizing cervical fasciitis and mediastinitis.