Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses complicating acute tonsillitis

Yuan-Yung Lin; Jih-Chin Lee
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1276
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 24 year old woman, who presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of worsening sore throat, pain with swallowing and fever. Her medical screening oral cavity and oropharynx showed moderate trismus, pooling of saliva, and symmetrically enlarged and inflamed tonsils. She underwent bilateral needle aspiration by the otolaryngologist. It further highlights epidemiology, differential diagnosis and management of peritonsillar abscess.


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