peritonsillar abscess

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a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues


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The independent t-test was used to calculate the significance of the temperature difference between the peritonsillar abscess side and the tonsillitis side.
The present study is an analytical review of 22 patients of peritonsillar abscess who presented to the SS Medical College and GM Hospital, Rewa from August 2012 to August 2013.
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a peritonsillar abscess.
Peritonsillar abscess is an infection of the Weber's gland resulting in tissue necrosis and pus formation.
Conclusion: Incision and drainage for peritonsillar abscess is a superior procedure over needle aspiration in terms of hospital stay and recurrence of abscess while later is superior in terms of frequency of severe post-operative pain.
Also, when a child does not meet the Paradise criteria but has significant modifying risk factors--including allergies to multiple antibiotics, a history of peritonsillar abscess, or a clinical syndrome such as PFAFA (periodic fevers, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis)--a tonsillectomy can be considered, because the benefits to these children likely outweigh the risk of recurrent infections.
Before the question of whether strep throat needs to be tested for or treated can be answered, more accurate estimates of the risk of peritonsillar abscess or rheumatic fever following Group A streptococcal infection are needed.
The first interesting facet of this study is that in their analysis the researchers found that there are no current, accurate estimates for calculating the risk and incidence of peritonsillar abscess or acute rheumatic fever.
Owen has been out for six weeks with a knee injury, while Thomas returns from a month on the sidelines after being hospitalised when a bout of tonsillitis developed into a peritonsillar abscess.
Peritonsillar abscess is most common in persons 20 to 40 years of age (13); however, it is less likely to cause upper airway obstruction, unless it is bilateral.
laceration repair, CT scan, peritonsillar abscess draining), randomized controlled placebo trials, or the use of sedatives as a pre-medication for actual intravenous (IV) conscious sedation.
5) So intratonsillar abscesses are uncommon, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess and tonsillitis.
The common indications of tonsillectomy include recurrent tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess and obstructive symptoms i.
Mediastinal abscess is a rare yet emergent infection of the thoracic cavity connective tissue, resulting from multiple potential sources: esophageal perforation (Boerhaave's syndrome), odontogenic and peritonsillar abscess (descending necrotizing mediastinitis), cardiovascular or thoracic surgical procedures, trauma or rarely due to hematogenous spread (1,2).