Font Size
A
A
A

Peritonsillar Abscess (cont.)

Multimedia

Peritonsillar abscess.
Peritonsillar abscess.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
Medical Author:
Coauthor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Peritonsillar Abscess

Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis Epiglottitis a medical emergency and death may result if not treated promptly. Causes of epiglottitis include infectious, traumatic, and chemical agents. Sympto...learn more >>
Sore Throat
Sore Throat Sore throats are generally named for the anatomical site affected. The pharynx, tonsils, adenoids, larynx, and epiglottis. Sore throat treatment depends on the ...learn more >>
Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the glands of the throat, which results in a sore throat. Tonsillitis is either viral or bacterial. Tonsillitis is contagious....learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Peritonsillar Abscess:

Peritonsillar Abscess - Symptoms

What were your symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Peritonsillar Abscess »

A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a localized accumulation of pus in the peritonsillar tissues that forms as a result of suppurative tonsillitis.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary