Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy)

Case contributed by Chris O'Donnell
Diagnosis almost certain


Severe right sided throat pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

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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