Microbiology of peritonsillar abscess as an indication for tonsillectomy.

  title={Microbiology of peritonsillar abscess as an indication for tonsillectomy.},
  author={Haim Gavriel and Michael Vaiman and Alex Kessler and Ephraim Eviatar},
  volume={87 1},
No conclusive data are available regarding the influence of the microbial content of a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) on the development of recurrence. We conducted the current study to evaluate the effect of microbiologic growth on the recurrence rate of PTA and the need for tonsillectomy. Of 469 patients with PTA, 295 patients who underwent bacteriologic studies were subdivided into 2 groups, nonrecurrent group (273 patients) and recurrent group (22 patients), and their results were compared. A… CONTINUE READING

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