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Unilateral immediate tonsillectomy as the treatment of peritonsillar abscess: results, with special attention to pharyngitis.
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PMID:  6580364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of unilateral immediate tonsillectomy, as the routine treatment of peritonsillar abscess, were studied in 47 patients with no previous history of serious tonsillitis. The follow-up was carried out between three and four years after operation. The incidence of tonsillitis in the contralateral tonsil remained unchanged and peritonsillar abscess did not occur in that tonsil. Symptoms of pharyngitis, periodic or chronic, were present in three patients only. This was found to be significantly lower than that found in the literature in a similar group of patients in whom bilateral immediate tonsillectomy had been performed. The results are discussed and the authors recommend unilateral immediate tonsillectomy in cases of peritonsillar abscess in all patients with no previous history of serious tonsillitis, as this apparently prevents the troublesome side-effects of chronic pharyngitis.
P H Christensen; U Schønsted-Madsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1983 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-26     Completed Date:  1984-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Peritonsillar Abscess / complications,  surgery*
Pharyngitis / prevention & control
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Tonsillitis / complications

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