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Intratonsillar abscess: 3 case reports and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  23375749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intratonsillar abscess (ITA) is a rarely diagnosed infection occurring in both children and adults. Our objective is to review the presentation and management of intratonsillar abscesses. 3 case reports of intratonsillar abscess highlighting diagnostic, management and treatment strategies. We then present a review of the medical literature regarding ITAs. 2 children and 1 adult were found to have ITA. Treatments include needle aspiration, incision and drainage, and tonsillectomy. Intratonsillar abscesses are uncommon, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess and tonsillitis. CT scan may confirm the presence of an ITA. Management is similar to that of peritonsillar abscess. A full discussion of the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, management and a review of the current literature are presented.
Andrea S Wang; Brian J Stater; Ashutosh Kacker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, United States. Electronic address:
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