Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy)

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Severe right sided throat pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
CT

Fluid collection with soft tissue swelling in the right tonsillar fossa extending down into the upper larynx.

Case Discussion

Peritonsillar abscess is also known as quinsy and is often a complication of tonsillitis

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Case information

rID: 20476
Case created: 21st Nov 2012
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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