An evidence-based review of peritonsillar abscess.

  title={An evidence-based review of peritonsillar abscess.},
  author={Jason A. Powell and Janet A Wilson},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  volume={37 2},
OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW We present the current literature surrounding peritonsillar abscess management highlighting areas of controversy. TYPE OF REVIEW AND SEARCH STRATEGY: Literature review using Medline and Embase databases (search terms 'peritonsillar abscess', 'peritonsillar infection' and 'quinsy') limited to articles published from 1991 to 2011 (English language). RESULTS (i) INVESTIGATIONS Intraoral ultrasound has a sensitivity and specificity of between 89-95% and 79-100%, respectively… CONTINUE READING
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