Peritonsillar Abscess


Background

Pathophysiology

Rapid assessment

History

Physical examination

Diagnostic testing

Differential Diagnoses

Treatment

  1. Approach
  2. Needle aspiration
  3. Surgical drainage
  4. Steroids
  5. Antibiotics

Disposition

  1. Admit
  2. Discharge home





Source: Tintinalli 7th ed