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Carotid hemorrhage: a complication of peritonsillar abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3472527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid hemorrhage secondary to peritonsillar abscess occurs infrequently today because of the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy. When it does occur, however, emergency physicians unfamiliar with such a complication may have difficulty making its diagnosis and instituting appropriate therapy. Prevention is the easiest way to treat septic erosion. Abscesses are treated best with penicillin or, in the allergic patient, clindamycin followed by incision and drainage. Once the abscess has eroded into the carotid artery, it usually must be tied off to control the subsequent massive bleeding.
J P Garino; T J Ryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-08     Completed Date:  1987-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Carotid Artery, Internal
Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology*
Peritonsillar Abscess / complications*

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