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Skill Checkup: Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/904370_1

Nov 5th, 2018 - The peritonsillar abscess (PTA) remains a common clinical entity in the emergency department and in an otolaryngology practice. The exact incidence has been estimated at 37 cases per 100,000 people per year. The most common treatments for PTAs include: Needle aspiration Incision and drainage Quinsy tonsillectomy Incision and Drainage Technique With a guarded scalpel (only part of the blade is e...

Skill Checkup: Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/904370_2

Nov 5th, 2018 - PTA is rare in infants and children younger than 12 years; the mean age for this disease is 20-30 years. Males and females are affected equally. Needle aspiration can be therapeutic in itself; in some studies, up to 85% of patients were effectively treated with outpatient needle aspiration and oral antibiotics. Aspiration can also be used to confirm the diagnosis and localize the PTA for incisi...

Skill Checkup: Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/904370

Nov 5th, 2018 - The peritonsillar abscess (PTA) remains a common clinical entity in the emergency department and in an otolaryngology practice. The exact incidence has been estimated at 37 cases per 100,000 people per year. The most common treatments for PTAs include: Needle aspiration Incision and drainage Quinsy tonsillectomy Incision and Drainage Technique With a guarded scalpel (only part of the blade is e...