Peritonsillar abscess. A comparison of treatment by immediate tonsillectomy and interval tonsillectomy.


The generally accepted therapeutic regimen for peritonsillar abscess consists of the administration of parenteral antibiotics with incision and drainage followed by interval tonsillectomy in four to six weeks. Treatment by immediate tonsillectomy, however, is practiced widely in Europe and has received recent attention in the American literature. This… (More)


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