Bilateral peritonsillar abscess
Pain and swelling in the neck a week ago. Fever. No trauma.
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It is observed volume increase in both tonsils, and two collections are identified, with hypodense centres and highlighted walls after intravenous contrast, associated with inflammatory changes in adipose tissue of parapharyngeal space bilaterally. Reactive lymph nodes were identified in both anterior cervical lymph node.
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The peritonsillar abscess is a relatively common complication of tonsillitis.
Treatment with antibiotics is an option, but in the vast majority surgical drainage is recommended.
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