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Acute tonsillitis

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions


Trismus and pharyngitis.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Male

There is thickening and edema of the pharyngeal mucosal space with enlargement of the tonsils, in keeping with acute tonsillitis.

No rim enhancing collection is identified to suggest abscess formation. Mildly enlarged left upper cervical lymph nodes are demonstrated.


Findings in keeping with acute tonsillitis without abscess formation.

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Case information

rID: 33913
Published: 29th Jan 2015
Last edited: 9th May 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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