peritonsillar abscess

Summary

Summary: An abscess in the peritonsillar tissue extending into the tonsil capsule, resulting from suppuration of the tonsil. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Tonsillectomy using the thermal welding system
    George T Karatzias
    Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 67:225-9. 2005
  2. doi Thermal welding technology vs ligasure tonsillectomy: a comparative study
    Alexandros Karatzanis
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Crete School of Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Am J Otolaryngol 29:238-41. 2008
  3. doi Human beta-Defensins in different states of diseases of the tonsilla palatina
    Matthias Schwaab
    Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Ruhr University Bochum, Elisabeth Hospital, Bleichstr 15, 44787 Bochum, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:821-30. 2010
  4. ncbi Role of microbiological studies in management of peritonsillar abscess
    Costa Repanos
    ENT Department, Royal United Bath Hospital, Bath, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 123:877-9. 2009
  5. ncbi Changing trends in bacteriology of peritonsillar abscess
    S B Megalamani
    Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
    J Laryngol Otol 122:928-30. 2008
  6. ncbi Use of bacteriologic studies in the outpatient management of peritonsillar abscess
    Sreekant Cherukuri
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, U S A
    Laryngoscope 112:18-20. 2002
  7. ncbi Characterizations of life-threatening deep cervical space infections: a review of one hundred ninety-six cases
    Ling feng Wang
    Department of Otolaryngology, Kaohsiung Medical University, No 100 Shih chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan
    Am J Otolaryngol 24:111-7. 2003
  8. ncbi An evidence-based review of peritonsillar abscess
    J Powell
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Clin Otolaryngol 37:136-45. 2012
  9. doi Out-patient management of patients with a peritonsillar abscess
    C Al Yaghchi
    Clin Otolaryngol 33:52-5. 2008
  10. ncbi Clinical predictors of peritonsillar abscess in adults
    Shaun J Kilty
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:165-8. 2008

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  1. ncbi Tonsillectomy using the thermal welding system
    George T Karatzias
    Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 67:225-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate and introduce a new method of tonsillectomy using the Thermal Welding System (TWS)...
  2. doi Thermal welding technology vs ligasure tonsillectomy: a comparative study
    Alexandros Karatzanis
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Crete School of Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Am J Otolaryngol 29:238-41. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to compare and assess parameters related to thermal welding tonsillectomy (TWT) vs ligasure tonsillectomy (LT)...
  3. doi Human beta-Defensins in different states of diseases of the tonsilla palatina
    Matthias Schwaab
    Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Ruhr University Bochum, Elisabeth Hospital, Bleichstr 15, 44787 Bochum, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:821-30. 2010
    ..Although diseases of the tonsils like hypertrophy of the tonsil, acute tonsillitis, chronic tonsillitis or peritonsillar abscess are common, little is known about the underlying pathophysiology...
  4. ncbi Role of microbiological studies in management of peritonsillar abscess
    Costa Repanos
    ENT Department, Royal United Bath Hospital, Bath, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 123:877-9. 2009
    b>Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy) is one of the most common ENT emergencies...
  5. ncbi Changing trends in bacteriology of peritonsillar abscess
    S B Megalamani
    Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
    J Laryngol Otol 122:928-30. 2008
    ..To evaluate the type of aerobic bacteria commonly isolated from peritonsillar abscesses...
  6. ncbi Use of bacteriologic studies in the outpatient management of peritonsillar abscess
    Sreekant Cherukuri
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, U S A
    Laryngoscope 112:18-20. 2002
    To examine whether obtaining bacterial Gram stain and aerobic/anaerobic cultures alters management of patients with peritonsillar abscess.
  7. ncbi Characterizations of life-threatening deep cervical space infections: a review of one hundred ninety-six cases
    Ling feng Wang
    Department of Otolaryngology, Kaohsiung Medical University, No 100 Shih chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan
    Am J Otolaryngol 24:111-7. 2003
    ..In this article, we try to find out whether there are predisposing factors related to complicated deep cervical space infections and prolonged hospitalization...
  8. ncbi An evidence-based review of peritonsillar abscess
    J Powell
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Clin Otolaryngol 37:136-45. 2012
    We present the current literature surrounding peritonsillar abscess management highlighting areas of controversy...
  9. doi Out-patient management of patients with a peritonsillar abscess
    C Al Yaghchi
    Clin Otolaryngol 33:52-5. 2008
    In the United Kingdom, patients with a peritonsillar abscess are usually managed as inpatients. However, studies in other countries have shown successful management of these patients as outpatients...
  10. ncbi Clinical predictors of peritonsillar abscess in adults
    Shaun J Kilty
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:165-8. 2008
    The primary objective was to identify clinical predictors that differentiate a peritonsillar abscess from peritonsillar cellulitis in adults...
  11. doi Variations in the microbiology of peritonsillar abscess
    H Gavriel
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:27-31. 2009
    Microbiologic studies are routinely performed in the assessment of peritonsillar abscess (PTA)...
  12. ncbi A retrospective study of peritonsillar abscess in Riyadh Medical Complex [corrected]
    Abdulaziz A Aldakhail
    Director General of Directorate General Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:1217-21. 2006
    To investigate and study the management pattern of peritonsillar abscess, the male to female ratio and incidence. Also, to evaluate the causative organism isolated from abscess and reported by culture/sensitivity (C/S).
  13. doi National UK survey of antibiotics prescribed for acute tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess
    V Visvanathan
    Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3EX UK
    J Laryngol Otol 124:420-3. 2010
    To survey antibiotics prescribed for patients admitted with acute tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess to UK ENT departments.
  14. doi Incidence of peritonsillar abscess and relationship to age and gender: retrospective study
    Stefan Risberg
    Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, and Department of Otolaryngology, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:792-6. 2008
    ..We identified 283 events of peritonsillitis, of which 85 were defined as peritonsillar cellulitis (PTC). Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) was found in 198 events in patients between 7 and 82 y of age...
  15. ncbi Lemierre's syndrome presenting with peritonsillar abscess and VIth cranial nerve palsy
    C Jones
    Ear, Nose and Throat Department, Basildon University Hospital NHS Trust, Nethermayne, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 120:502-4. 2006
    ..We report a case of Lemierre's syndrome in an 18-year-old Caucasian woman presenting with a peritonsillar abscess and ipsilateral VIth cranial nerve palsy.
  16. pmc National audit of the management of peritonsillar abscess
    H M Mehanna
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, UK
    Postgrad Med J 78:545-8. 2002
    ..Incision and drainage (52%) was the most common form of treatment of non-resolving patients. The median hospital stay was two days...
  17. ncbi Management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis
    Petros Mihos
    General Hospital of Attica, Athens, Greece
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 62:966-72. 2004
    ..One of the most dreaded and the most lethal form of mediastinitis is descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM)...
  18. ncbi Bilateral peritonsillar abscess diagnosed on the basis of intraoral sonography
    Matt Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:993-6. 2003
  19. ncbi Ultrasound-guided drainage of peritonsillar abscess by the emergency physician
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:155-8. 2003
    The diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) poses a challenge to emergency physicians (EPs). The decision to perform an invasive procedure with potential complications is based on clinical judgment that is often inaccurate...
  20. ncbi An outpatient medical treatment protocol for peritonsillar abscess
    Roland H Lamkin
    Department of Otolaryngology, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 85:658, 660. 2006
    Several surgical methods are used to treat peritonsillar abscess, but no protocol for outpatient medical treatment has yet been published...
  21. ncbi Intraoral ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of suspected peritonsillar abscess in the emergency department
    Matthew Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:85-8. 2005
    b>Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) can be a life-threatening disease and may lead to significant complications without drainage.
  22. ncbi The epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess disease in Northern Ireland
    Brendan C Hanna
    Department of ENT, Antrim Area Hospital, 45 Bush Road, Antrim, UK
    J Infect 52:247-53. 2006
    1. To describe the epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess disease in Northern Ireland. 2. To describe the impact of the nature of microbiological sampling on culture results.
  23. ncbi Cervical necrotizing fasciitis: an unusual complication of genuine peritonsillar abscess
    Marco Boninsegna
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Padua, Italy
    J Otolaryngol 34:258-61. 2005
  24. ncbi Clinical advantage of abscess tonsillectomy in peritonsillar abscess
    S Brojerdian
    Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugman, , Bruxelles
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 54:459-64. 2000
    At the moment, regardless of the prevalence of the peritonsillar abscess (PTA), a definite protocol concerning the treatment of PTA has not yet been established and the treatment remains controversial...
  25. ncbi Peritonsillar abscess in children: a 10-year review of diagnosis and management
    S Schraff
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 510, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 57:213-8. 2001
    OBJECTIVE: peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep neck infection in adults and children. However, pediatric patients with their smaller anatomy and often inability to cooperate with exam and treatment, provide a challenge...
  26. ncbi Peritonsillar abscess
    Nicholas J Galioto
    Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa 53104, USA
    Am Fam Physician 77:199-202. 2008
    b>Peritonsillar abscess remains the most common deep infection of the head and neck...
  27. doi Microbiology of peritonsillar abscess as an indication for tonsillectomy
    Haim Gavriel
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
    Medicine (Baltimore) 87:33-6. 2008
    No conclusive data are available regarding the influence of the microbial content of a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) on the development of recurrence...
  28. pmc Antibiotic prescribing in general practice and hospital admissions for peritonsillar abscess, mastoiditis, and rheumatic fever in children: time trend analysis
    M Sharland
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, St George s Hospital, London SW17 0QT
    BMJ 331:328-9. 2005
  29. ncbi Management of peritonsillar abscess: needle aspiration versus incision and drainage versus tonsillectomy
    Walid Khayr
    Department of Internal Medicine, Finch University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Ther 12:344-50. 2005
    b>Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck. This article focuses on the different methods to manage this infection...
  30. ncbi Neglected peritonsillar abscess resulting in necrotizing soft tissue infection of the neck and chest wall
    J E Losanoff
    Department of Surgery, MC 5026, Room J517, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Clin Pract 59:1476-8. 2005
    Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) of the neck and chest wall resulting from neglected peritonsillar abscess is a relatively rare but highly lethal surgical condition which has received little attention in the literature...
  31. ncbi Peritonsillar abscess: diagnosis and treatment
    Terence E Steyer
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am Fam Physician 65:93-6. 2002
    b>Peritonsillar abscess, the most common deep infection of the head and neck that occurs in adults, is typically formed by a combination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. The presenting symptoms include fever, throat pain, and trismus...
  32. ncbi [Fatal necrotizing mediastinitis as a complication of peritonsillar abscess]
    Katarzyna Nowak
    Klinika Otolaryngologii i Onkologii Laryngologicznej AM w Poznaniu
    Otolaryngol Pol 59:751-4. 2005
    ..necrotizing phlegmon of the neck and descending mediastinitis in 48 year old male patient with primary peritonsillar abscess. On the base of literature it was showed the etiology, pathomechanism of the evolution of this heavy ..
  33. ncbi Demographics of pediatric head and neck infections in a tertiary care hospital
    John M Schweinfurth
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology and Voice Disorders, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 29216, USA
    Laryngoscope 116:887-9. 2006
    ..Discuss potential patterns in the epidemiology of infectious disease of the head and neck...
  34. ncbi [Smoking promotes the formation of peritonsillar abscesses]
    G Lehnerdt
    Hals Nasen Ohrenklinik der Universität Duisburg Essen
    Laryngorhinootologie 84:676-9. 2005
    Smoking has not properly been investigated as a predisposing factor for the development of a peritonsillar abscess.
  35. ncbi ["Descending necrotizing mediastinitis" due to deep neck infections. Incidence and management]
    A Sandner
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals Nasen Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf und Halschirurgie, Martin Luther Universitat, Halle Wittenberg
    HNO 54:861-7. 2006
    ..Descending necrotizing mediastinitis" (DNM) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of deep neck infections caused by the rapid downward spread of a oropharyngeal infection along the facial planes into the mediastinum...
  36. pmc Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia
    Frederick Hegedus
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Anesth Prog 52:136-9. 2005
    ..The etiology of methemoglobinemia, the causative agents, the diagnosis, and the emergency treatment required are discussed...
  37. ncbi Tonsillopharyngitis: clinical highlights
    Ted L Tewfik
    Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    J Otolaryngol 34:S45-9. 2005
    ..Features suggestive of viral bacterial (GABHS) etiologies, the medical and surgical guidelines for managing tonsillopharyngitis, and its complications are highlighted in this article...
  38. ncbi Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy: a prospective study
    S A Kamal
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:449-54. 2006
    ..The use of disposable blades in CST certainly reduces the risk of the transmission of Cruetzfield-Jacob disease (CJD)...
  39. ncbi Spectrum and management of deep neck space infections: an 8-year experience of 234 cases
    Gerd Jürgen Ridder
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:709-14. 2005
    ..To study the clinical course and outcome of deep neck infections (DNI), with special emphasis on microbiology and histopathology...
  40. ncbi [Severe unilateral throat pain]
    M Reiss
    HNO Klinik, Elblandkliniken Meissen Radebeul
    MMW Fortschr Med 149:39-40. 2007
  41. doi Images in clinical medicine. Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses
    James F Fiechtl
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:e27. 2008
  42. doi Deep neck infections: clinical considerations in aggressive disease
    John F Caccamese
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System, 650 West Baltimore Street, Suite 1401, Baltimore, MD 21204, USA
    Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 20:367-80. 2008
    ..Today, neck infections are rarely life threatening when sound and timely management is applied...
  43. ncbi Parapharyngeal abscess: diagnosis and treatment
    C Page
    ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Department, University Hospital of Amiens, Amiens, France
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 265:681-6. 2008
    ..Parapharyngeal abscess is the second most common deep neck abscess after peritonsillar abscess. The diagnosis is both clinical and radiologic...
  44. ncbi Ten years of descending necrotizing mediastinitis: management of 23 cases
    Fabio Roccia
    Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Department, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:1716-24. 2007
    ..Through a 10-year retrospective study, we report our experience in the management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM), a rare and often lethal complication of odontogenic and oropharyngeal infections...
  45. ncbi Suppurative complications and upper airway obstruction in infectious mononucleosis
    Joshua Nagler
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:280-2. 2007
  46. ncbi Suspected peritonsillar abscess in children
    Kelly R Millar
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:431-8. 2007
    1) To describe the demographic features and clinical course of children diagnosed with suspected peritonsillar abscess (PTA), (2) to determine the incidence of suspected and confirmed PTA in children younger than 18 years, and (3) to ..
  47. ncbi Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: early detection and radical surgery are crucial
    Annett Sandner
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Martin Luther University, Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:794-800. 2007
  48. ncbi Descending necrotizing anterior mediastinitis: analysis of survival and surgical treatment modalities
    Panagiotis Misthos
    First Propaedeutic Surgical Department, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:635-9. 2007
    ..Descending necrotizing anterior mediastinitis (DNAM) is a severe infectious disease with a very high mortality rate. The aim of this study was to define the impact of several clinical factors on survival...
  49. ncbi Role of socioeconomic factors in deep neck abscess: A prospective study of 120 patients
    A K Agarwal
    Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and associated L N Hospital, New Delhi 110002, India
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 45:553-5. 2007
    ..To assess the socioeconomic factors, presentation, aetiological factors, microbiology, and management of deep neck abscesses...
  50. ncbi Increased incidence of head and neck abscesses in children
    Cristina E Cabrera
    Department of Surgery, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Children s Clinic, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:176-81. 2007
    ..To describe increasing incidence and changing microbiology of head and neck abscesses in children admitted to the hospital during the first quarters of 2000 through 2003...
  51. ncbi Lemierre syndrome complicated by cavernous sinus thrombosis, the development of subdural empyemas, and internal carotid artery narrowing without cerebral infarction. Case report
    Franklin Westhout
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:53-6. 2007
    ..The patient underwent unilateral tonsillectomy, drainage of the peritonsillar abscess, and a myringotomy on the right side...
  52. ncbi [Lemierre's syndrome: literature review]
    C A Righini
    Service d ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico faciale
    Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac 123:179-88. 2006
    ..Our aim was to recall the pathogenesis, clinic aspects and therapeutic options for Lemierre's syndrome...
  53. ncbi [Management of peritonsillar infections]
    F J García Callejo
    Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia, Universidad de Valencia, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 65:37-43. 2006
    ..To evaluate the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics in children with peritonsillar infections...
  54. ncbi [Peritonsillar and retropharyngeal abscesses: study of 13 years]
    E Martín Campagne
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Infantil La Paz, Madrid, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 65:32-6. 2006
    ..Peritonsillar and retropharyngeal abscesses are the most common deep head and neck infections. We present a series of patients with these infections...
  55. ncbi [Peritonsillar abscesses (quincy)]
    C Page
    Laboratoire d anatomie à la faculté de médecine, Service d ORL et de chirurgie cervicofaciale, CHU d Amiens, Hopital Nord, Place Victor Pauchet, 80054 Amiens cedex, France
    Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac 124:9-15. 2007
    ..To study the circumstances of diagnosis, the supporting factors, the bacteriology, and the therapeutic management of peritonsillar abscesses (quinsy)...
  56. ncbi Tonsillitis, descending necrotizing mediastinitis, and a different neck drainage
    Petros Thr Mihos
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Attica K A T, Kifissia, Athens, Greece
    Am J Otolaryngol 27:341-3. 2006
  57. doi Deep space neck infection: principles of surgical management
    Timothy M Osborn
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 611 SW Campus Drive, Mail Code SD 522, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 20:353-65. 2008
    ..To make these decisions the surgeon must understand the anatomy of the region and the etiology of infection, appropriate diagnostic workup, and medical and surgical management. This article provides a review of these pertinent topics...
  58. ncbi Transtonsillar drainage of parapharyngeal abscess
    K Badran
    Department of Otolaryngology, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:49-52. 2006
    ..Our approach was effective and resulted in a rapid resolution of the symptoms. The management and different approaches to parapharyngeal abscess are discussed, and the literature is reviewed...
  59. ncbi Parapharyngeal abscess: diagnosis, complications and management in adults
    A Alaani
    Department of ENT, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 262:345-50. 2005
    Parapharyngeal abscess may cause life-threatening complications. Peritonsillar abscess and tonsillitis may result in parapharyngeal abscess...
  60. ncbi [Evidence based indications for tonsillectomy]
    M Wolfensberger
    Universitäts HNO Klinik, Kantonsspital Basel
    Ther Umsch 61:325-8. 2004
    ..Obviously, TE is indicated if there is suspicion of neoplasm. Peritonsillar abscess per se is no indication for TE, unless the abscess cannot be drained otherwise...
  61. pmc Tonsillar abscess
    E W Childs
    Department of Pathology Scott and White Clinic, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Texas A and M University College of Medicine
    J Natl Med Assoc 83:333-6. 1991
    ..This article presents seven cases of patients with tonsillar abscess formation and discusses the pathophysiology of intratonsillar abscess formation...
  62. ncbi Efficacy and safety of 'hot' tonsillectomy
    A A Maheshwar
    ENT Department, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Glamorgan
    Int J Clin Pract 55:93-5. 2001
    Recurrent acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar infections and quinsy (peritonsillar abscess) are common clinical conditions that present to a general practitioner...
  63. ncbi Management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis
    Marc Makeieff
    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, Gui de Chauliac Hospital, University of Medicine, Montpellier, France
    Laryngoscope 114:772-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the results with the association of thoracotomy and cervicotomy, medical care in an intensive care unit, and daily washing of drained cervical and thoracic tissues...
  64. ncbi Surgical or medical treatment of questionable peritonsillar abscess? The use of B-mode ultrasonography
    L Klimek
    Department of ENT, Plastic Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Faculty, Aachen Technical University, Germany
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 47:439-42. 1993
    ..If abscess formation is suspected, surgical intervention is indicated. In all other cases I.V. antibiotics should be administered and control sonography should be carried out...
  65. ncbi Peritonsillar abscess in a tonsillectomized patient
    Willis S S Tsang
    Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Otolaryngol 32:409-10. 2003
  66. ncbi [Oxidative profile of tonsil infection. Study of antioxidant enzymes in tonsil and blood]
    F J García Callejo
    Servicio de ORL, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valencia
    Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 53:398-404. 2002
    ..to their surgical indication: tonsillar hypertrophy (n = 235), recurrent tonsillitis (n = 280) or peritonsillar abscess (n = 23)...
  67. ncbi Space infection of the head and neck
    Ling feng Wang
    Department of Otolaryngology, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 18:386-92. 2002
    ..The combination of accurate diagnosis, effective antibiotic therapy, airway maintenance, and intensive surgical debridement for those who fail to respond to conservative treatment will lead to a good prognosis...
  68. ncbi [The Lemierre syndrome--a rare complication of pharyngitis]
    Tommi Torkkeli
    Mikkelin keskussairaala Korva, nenä ja kurkkutautien yksikkö 50100 Mikkeli
    Duodecim 119:57-9. 2003
  69. ncbi Current status of bacterial resistance in the otolaryngology field: results from the Second Nationwide Survey in Japan
    Kenji Suzuki
    Department of Otolaryngology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Fujita Health University, 3 6 10 Otobashi, Nakagawa Ku, Nagoya 454 8509, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 9:46-52. 2003
    ..sinusitis (447 with acute sinusitis and 426 with chronic sinusitis), acute tonsillitis (724 patients), and peritonsillar abscess (141 patients) performed between November 1998 and March 1999...
  70. ncbi [Trends and complications in the management of peritonsillar abscess with emphasis on children]
    J P Windfuhr
    Klinik fur Hals, Nasen, Ohren Krankheiten, Kopf, Hals und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie, Malteser Krankenhaus St Anna, Duisburg
    HNO 53:46-57. 2005
    b>Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most common deep neck space infection treated by otolaryngologists affecting predominantly young adults...
  71. ncbi Deep neck infections in children
    P T Tan
    Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 34:287-92. 2001
    ..Five patients had congenital cyst and 4 of them had complications or recurrence/relapse. In conclusion, infections in the retropharyngeal space and polymicrobial infections were most common in deep neck infection of Taiwan children...
  72. ncbi Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses: not your usual sore throat
    Charles J Fasano
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:45-7. 2005
    ..incidence of bilateral peritonsillar abscesses is unknown, but the incidence of unsuspected contralateral peritonsillar abscess identified at tonsillectomy has been reported to be between 1.9% and 24%...
  73. ncbi [Infections of the deep neck spaces with accompanying mediastinitis]
    J Lautermann
    Klinik für Hals Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf und Halschirurgie der Ruhr Universität Bochum
    Laryngorhinootologie 84:171-5. 2005
    ..Infections of the deep neck spaces with accompanying mediastinitis are still a therapeutic problem with a high mortality...
  74. ncbi An evidence-based review of the treatment of peritonsillar abscess
    Romaine F Johnson
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128:332-43. 2003
    b>Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is commonly seen but still controversial...
  75. ncbi Peritonsillar infections: local experience
    Y K Ong
    Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608
    Singapore Med J 45:105-9. 2004
    ..Other objectives are to determine if a seasonal variation exists and to examine the role of routine bacterial cultures and interval tonsillectomy...
  76. ncbi Microbiology and management of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal, and parapharyngeal abscesses
    Itzhak Brook
    Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 62:1545-50. 2004
    ..Death can occur from aspiration, airway obstruction, erosion into major blood vessels, or extension to the mediastinum...
  77. ncbi Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    David H Darrow
    Departments of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the Department of Otolaryngology, Children s Hospital of the King s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Laryngoscope 112:6-10. 2002
    ..To review recent clinical trials that provide a foundation on which clinicians can base decisions regarding adenotonsillar surgery for their patients...
  78. ncbi Adverse outcomes of managed care gatekeeping
    G P Young
    Emergency Department, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 4:1129-36. 1997
    ..To determine whether telephone preauthorization for reimbursement of ED care (medical "gate-keeping") by managed care organizations (MCOs) is associated with adverse outcomes...
  79. ncbi Nasopharyngeal endoscopy adds to reliability of clinical diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis
    R Weber
    Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Germany
    J Laryngol Otol 115:792-5. 2001
    ..In 24 patients with acute tonsillitis/peritonsillar abscess, and in 26 patients with infectious mononucleosis, the total leucocyte count in the blood and the blood/..
  80. ncbi A study of the course of the internal carotid artery in the parapharyngeal space and its clinical importance
    Zuhal Ozgur
    Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir Bornova, 35100, Turkey
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 264:1483-9. 2007
    ..were investigated to determine the possible risks for serious hemorrhage during tonsillectomy, drainage of peritonsillar abscess, soft palate injuries, adenoidectomy and velopharyngeoplasty...
  81. ncbi Telemedicine applications in otolaryngology
    C Heneghan
    Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 18:53-62. 1999
    ..from emergency medicine physicians at a general service hospital to a specialist (laryngeal trauma, acute peritonsillar abscess, TM perforations) using interactive means...
  82. doi "A forgotten disease": a case of Lemierre syndrome
    P Velagapudi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 9:331-2. 2009
    ..BMJ 1984;288:1526-1527. 3. Jones C, Siva TM, Seymour FK, O'Reilly BJ. Lemierre's syndrome presenting with peritonsillar abscess and VIth cranial nerve palsy. J Laryngol Otol 2006;120:502-504 4. Mohammed Iqbal Syed et al...
  83. ncbi Emergency imaging assessment of acute, nontraumatic conditions of the head and neck
    Erin Frankie Capps
    Department of Radiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Radiographics 30:1335-52. 2010
    ..of these potentially life-threatening conditions, which include oral cavity infections, tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess, sialadenitis, parotiditis, diskitis, thrombophlebitis, periorbital and orbital cellulitis, infectious ..
  84. ncbi [Lethal end of a group C streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis in a healthy female]
    K Stelter
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals Nasen Ohrenheilkunde der Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Klinikum Grosshadern und Innenstadt
    Laryngorhinootologie 85:197-200. 2006
    ..The typical infectious entrance is a deep wound, after surgery or a peritonsillar abscess. We describe a very unusual case of a craniocervical NF with a deadly outcome in a sixty year old female...
  85. doi Advanced Lemierre syndrome requiring surgery
    R Escher
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Infection 36:495-6. 2008
    ..CT scan of the throat and the chest showed left peritonsillar abscess formation, occlusion of the left internal jugular vein with inflammatory wall thickening and perijugular ..
  86. doi Severe musculoskeletal infection variant in Lemierre's syndrome
    Joshua D Harris
    Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Orthopedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Columbus, OH 43221 3502, USA joshua harris osumc edu
    Orthopedics 33:774. 2010
    ..The patient had F. necrophorum within a peritonsillar abscess and multiple foci within her right lower extremity...
  87. doi [Problem of infections at ENT Department of Poznan University of Medical Sciences based on the material from 2006-2007 years]
    Małgorzata Wierzbicka
    Katedra i Klinika Otolaryngologii i Onkologii Laryngologicznej UM w Poznaniu
    Otolaryngol Pol 63:358-63. 2009
    ..Infections at ENT wards constitute an essential clinical, organizational and economic issue...
  88. ncbi Coblation: improving outcomes for children following adenotonsillectomy
    Michael Benninger
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Medical Group and Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Clin Cornerstone 9:S13-23. 2007
    ..indications for tonsillectomy include recurrent pharyngotonsillitis, streptococcal carriage, recurrent peritonsillar abscess, halitosis, and presumed neoplasia...
  89. pmc Penicillin for acute sore throat: randomised double blind trial of seven days versus three days treatment or placebo in adults
    S Zwart
    Julius Center for General Practice and Patient Oriented Research, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3584 CG Utrecht, Netherlands
    BMJ 320:150-4. 2000
    ..To assess whether treatment with penicillin for three days and the traditional treatment for seven days were equally as effective at accelerating resolution of symptoms in patients with sore throat compared with placebo...
  90. ncbi Fusobacterium necrophorum as the cause of recurrent sore throat: comparison of isolates from persistent sore throat syndrome and Lemierre's disease
    Antonia Batty
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, Windeyer Building of Medical Sciences, 46, Cleveland St, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Infect 51:299-306. 2005
    ....
  91. ncbi Factors associated with post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage
    P J Collison
    Medical Clinic and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD 57078, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 79:640-2, 644, 646 passim. 2000
    ..None of the 21 patients who were operated on for peritonsillar abscess experienced any delayed postoperative bleeding. The mean decrease in hemoglobin was 2...
  92. ncbi Thrombophlebitis of the head and neck: report of two cases
    Masahiro Nakayama
    Department of Otolaryngology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305 8575, Japan
    Auris Nasus Larynx 37:651-5. 2010
    ..Case 2 was a 39-year-old woman, who presented with left neck pain, fever chills and severe pharyngalacia. Peritonsillar abscess was diagnosed...
  93. doi Lemierre syndrome: a pediatric case series and review of literature
    James M Ridgway
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 31:38-45. 2010
    ..Septicemia and pulmonary lesions develop as infection spreads via septic emboli. Although a rare entity in modern times, Lemierre syndrome remains a disease of considerable morbidity and potential mortality...
  94. doi Peritonsillar abscess and cellulitis and their relation to a positive antigen detection test for streptococcal infection
    Stefan Risberg
    Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:747-51. 2010
    The microbiological cause of peritonsillar abscess and the role of group A β-haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) are unclear...
  95. pmc Intracellular persisting Staphylococcus aureus is the major pathogen in recurrent tonsillitis
    Andreas E Zautner
    Institute of Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, Rostock, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9452. 2010
    The two major indications for tonsillectomy are recurrent tonsillitis (RT) and peritonsillar abscess (PTA)...
  96. ncbi Rational diagnostic and therapeutic management of deep neck infections: analysis of 233 consecutive cases
    Gino Marioni
    Dept of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Otolaryngology Section, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 119:181-7. 2010
    ..Although deep neck infections are less common nowadays because of the widespread use of antibiotics, they continue to carry significant morbidity and mortality rates...
  97. doi Changing trends of peritonsillar abscess
    Tal Marom
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Holon, Israel
    Am J Otolaryngol 31:162-7. 2010
    This retrospective, cohort study aims to assess the changing characteristics of peritonsillar abscess (PTA).
  98. ncbi [Tonsillectomy technique: bipolar scissors vs raspatory: results of a case control study in 138 patients]
    H v Heyden
    Abteilung für Hals Nasen Ohren Heilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    HNO 55:684-9. 2007
    ..The use of bipolar scissors versus blunt dissection tonsillectomy were compared in this study in order to evaluate postoperative bleeding and pain, as well as operative time...
  99. pmc A case of Kawasaki disease with coexistence of a parapharyngeal abscess requiring incision and drainage
    Se Hyun Choi
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea
    Korean J Pediatr 53:855-8. 2010
    ..KD) causes multisystemic vasculitis but infrequently manifests with deep neck infections, such as a peritonsillar abscess, peritonsillar or deep neck cellulitis, suppurative parapharyngeal infection, or retropharyngeal abscess...
  100. ncbi Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: ten years' experience
    Renzo Mora
    ENT Department, University of Genoa, Italy
    Ear Nose Throat J 83:774, 776-80. 2004
    ..is usually caused by a spreading, diffuse inflammatory reaction (phlegmon) to an odontogenic infection or peritonsillar abscess. Reported mortality rates range from 25 to 40%...
  101. ncbi Sustained reduction of antibiotic use and low bacterial resistance: 10-year follow-up of the Swedish Strama programme
    S Molstad
    Unit of Research and Development in Primary Care, Futurum, Jonkoping, Sweden
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:125-32. 2008
    ..During this period, the number of hospital admissions for acute mastoiditis, rhinosinusitis, and quinsy (peritonsillar abscess) was stable or declining...

Research Grants5

  1. Measuring Quality - The Impact of Patient Complexity
    Robert Centor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, we hope to present an economical research agenda to the research community and AHRQ at the national meeting. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  2. Characterization of Hearing Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
    John Schweinfurth; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Using the data on CVD gathered by the JHS, we hope to better describe the pathogenesis of SNHL, and its relationship to stroke and CVD. ..
  3. Characterization of Hearing Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
    John Schweinfurth; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Using the data on CVD gathered by the JHS, we hope to better describe the pathogenesis of SNHL, and its relationship to stroke and CVD. ..
  4. Characterization of Hearing Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
    John Schweinfurth; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Using the data on CVD gathered by the JHS, we hope to better describe the pathogenesis of SNHL, and its relationship to stroke and CVD. ..
  5. Characterization of Hearing Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
    John M Schweinfurth; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Using the data on CVD gathered by the JHS, we hope to better describe the pathogenesis of SNHL, and its relationship to stroke and CVD. ..