Peritonsillar abscess

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Fever and sore throat since 5 days.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years

Prominent volume of both palatine tonsils. A marginally enhanced collection is seen within the right peritonsillar region.Faint inflammatory changes in fat planes of the right parapharyngeal space.Moderate indentation of the right wall of the oropharynx causing marked right sided airway compromise. Associated reactive lymph nodes were seen in both anterior cervical chains.

Case Discussion

Clinical and CT Findings are consistent with a right peritonsillar abscess.

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Case information

rID: 51561
Published: 25th Feb 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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