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Peritonsillar abscess

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Dr Russell W. Hathway MBBCh, BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), Mr Neela, M. Doddi MBBS, MS, DOHNS, Mphil, MRCS
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 4, p.43 (123Doc Education, London, April 2013)


Peritonsillar abscess or ‘Quinsy’, is a common complication of acute tonsillitis. It is one of the commonest reasons for acute admission to the ENT ward in the UK. The main objective of this case based discussion is to provide foundation trainees with a synopsis of the aetiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis and management of peritonsillar abscess. Various evidence-based management options will be discussed.

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Dr Russell W. Hathway MBBCh, BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng)

Foundation Year 2 in Otolaryngology
Singleton Hospital

Mr Neela, M. Doddi MBBS, MS, DOHNS, Mphil, MRCS

ST3 in Otolaryngology
Singleton Hospital


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