Peritonsillar abscess

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

One week treatment for tonsillitis.

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male

CT Neck

Modality: CT

CT images show a bilateral tonsillar enlargement that is bigger on the left side, where it is possible to identify a hypoattenuating fluid collection.

Case Discussion

Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of pus generally thought to result as a complication of tonsillitis and thus has a similar clinical presentation and infective aetiology.

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Case Information

rID: 30894
Case created: 7th Sep 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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