Comparison of medical versus surgical management of peritonsillar abscess: A retrospective observational study.

@article{Souza2016ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of medical versus surgical management of peritonsillar abscess: A retrospective observational study.},
  author={Dante Lucas Santos Souza and Daniel Cabrera and Waqas I Gilani and Ronna L. Campbell and Matthew L Carlson and Christine Marie Lohse and M Fernanda Bellolio},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2016},
  volume={126 7},
  pages={1529-34}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To compare clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients presenting with peritonsillar abscess (PTA) treated with either initial medical or surgical management. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective observational cohort. METHODS A consecutive cohort of patients presenting between 2010 and 2014 with the final diagnosis of PTA (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code 475) were included. Comparisons between groups were evaluated using two-sample t, Wilcoxon… CONTINUE READING
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