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peri tonsillar abscess

Seckin O Ulualp, Korgun Koral, Linda Margraf, Ronald Deskin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess outcomes of medical and surgical treatment of intratonsillar abscess in children. METHODS: The medical charts of children with intratonsillar abscess were reviewed to obtain information on history and physical examination, imaging, management, and follow-up assessment. RESULTS: Eleven children (six male, five female; age range, 4-18 years) were identified. The common complaints included sore throat, fever, and odynophagia...
August 2013: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
D L Y Lee, G Soo, C A van Hasselt
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage due to underlying von Willebrand's disease, without symptoms or signs of infection. METHOD: Case report and literature review of reported causes of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage. CASE REPORT: Spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage is uncommon. Acute bacterial tonsillitis, peri-tonsillar abscess, infectious mononucleosis and idiopathic causes have been reported. Two cases of tonsillitis with underlying bleeding disorders have been reported...
April 2010: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
S Tandon, J Roe, J Lancaster
A prospective randomized trial was undertaken in 30 adult patients with quinsy to determine the most efficacious method of local anaesthetic (LA) for aspiration, and incision and drainage of the abscess. Patients were randomized to receive either topical spray or spray and infiltration over the site of the collection. Pain was assessed on a visual analogue scale. Our results show, following analysis with Mann-Whitney U-test, a statistically significant lower mean pain scores for the infiltration group compared with the spray group during aspiration (P < 0...
October 2004: Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
M S W Lee, M-L Montague, S S M Hussain
Patients with peri-tonsillar abscess require hospitalization. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether the admission of patients with peri-tonsillar abscess to the same ward as those undergoing tonsillectomy influences the incidence of secondary post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage. We included all adult patients undergoing in-patient tonsillectomy (n = 183) and all patients with proven peri-tonsillar abscess (n = 46) over a 1-year period. Both patient groups were nursed in the same general otolaryngology ward...
February 2003: Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
P J Hadfield, M Motamed, G W Glover
This case demonstrates the rare but potentially fatal condition of synergistic necrotizing cellulitis of the head and neck. Although similar to necrotizing fasciitis, this is more extreme as it also destroys muscle. Peri-tonsillar abscess is a recognized cause, but has not previously been described in this country, however it is a condition commonly referred to otolaryngologists and awareness of the complication of synergistic necrotizing cellulitis is necessary to allow early recognition and prompt treatment...
September 1996: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
A K Yung, R W Cantrell
The usual treatment for peritonsillar abscess in the United States is incision, drainage and antibiotic therapy followed by tonsillectomy several weeks later. Why this treatment began is not clear but it probably originated from fear of complications which might arise from operating during the acute stage. This therapy requires two hospitalizations and tonsillectomy after previous abscess can be difficult. Tonsillitis or peritonsillar abscess can recur any time after the initial abscess is treated. A series of 50 cases of peri-tonsillar abscesses treated by immediate tonsillectomy is presented and evaluated...
November 1976: Laryngoscope
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