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Peritonsillar abscess

MedGen UID:
45819
Concept ID:
C0031157
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Abscess, Peritonsillar; Abscesses, Peritonsillar; Peritonsillar Abscess; Peritonsillar Abscesses
SNOMED CT: Peritonsillar abscess (15033003); Quinsy (15033003); Angina tonsillaris (15033003)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0005906

Definition

An abscess that develops in the space surrounding one or both palatine tonsils. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVPeritonsillar abscess

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Menegas S, Moayedi S, Torres M
J Emerg Med 2021 Mar;60(3):310-320. Epub 2020 Dec 6 doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.10.043. PMID: 33298356
Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(2):187-205. doi: 10.1177/0194599818807917. PMID: 30921525
Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(1_suppl):S1-S42. doi: 10.1177/0194599818801757. PMID: 30798778

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(2):187-205. doi: 10.1177/0194599818807917. PMID: 30921525
Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(1_suppl):S1-S42. doi: 10.1177/0194599818801757. PMID: 30798778
Galioto NJ
Am Fam Physician 2017 Apr 15;95(8):501-506. PMID: 28409615
Klug TE
Dan Med J 2017 Mar;64(3) PMID: 28260599
Vieira F, Allen SM, Stocks RM, Thompson JW
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2008 Jun;41(3):459-83, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.01.002. PMID: 18435993

Diagnosis

Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(2):187-205. doi: 10.1177/0194599818807917. PMID: 30921525
Klein MR
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.09.002. PMID: 30454781
Galioto NJ
Am Fam Physician 2017 Apr 15;95(8):501-506. PMID: 28409615
Klug TE
Dan Med J 2017 Mar;64(3) PMID: 28260599
Vieira F, Allen SM, Stocks RM, Thompson JW
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2008 Jun;41(3):459-83, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.01.002. PMID: 18435993

Therapy

Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(2):187-205. doi: 10.1177/0194599818807917. PMID: 30921525
Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(1_suppl):S1-S42. doi: 10.1177/0194599818801757. PMID: 30798778
Battaglia A, Burchette R, Hussman J, Silver MA, Martin P, Bernstein P
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Feb;158(2):280-286. Epub 2017 Nov 7 doi: 10.1177/0194599817739277. PMID: 29110574
Galioto NJ
Am Fam Physician 2017 Apr 15;95(8):501-506. PMID: 28409615
Klug TE
Dan Med J 2017 Mar;64(3) PMID: 28260599

Prognosis

Heikkinen J, Nurminen J, Velhonoja J, Irjala H, Soukka T, Happonen T, Nyman M, Mattila K, Hirvonen J
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2022 Feb;43(2):286-291. Epub 2021 Dec 16 doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A7368. PMID: 34916205Free PMC Article
Slouka D, Hanakova J, Kostlivy T, Skopek P, Kubec V, Babuska V, Pecen L, Topolcan O, Kucera R
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 Jun 5;17(11) doi: 10.3390/ijerph17114020. PMID: 32516939Free PMC Article
Mitchell RB, Archer SM, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Coles S, Finestone SA, Friedman NR, Giordano T, Hildrew DM, Kim TW, Lloyd RM, Parikh SR, Shulman ST, Walner DL, Walsh SA, Nnacheta LC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;160(2):187-205. doi: 10.1177/0194599818807917. PMID: 30921525
Klug TE
Dan Med J 2017 Mar;64(3) PMID: 28260599
Herbild O, Bonding P
Arch Otolaryngol 1981 Sep;107(9):540-2. PMID: 6944034

Clinical prediction guides

Tsikopoulos A, Fountarlis A, Tsikopoulos K, Dilmperis F, Garefis K, Tsikopoulos I, Skoulakis C, Karkos P, Triaridis S
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May;279(5):2245-2257. Epub 2022 Feb 15 doi: 10.1007/s00405-022-07294-x. PMID: 35169892
Heikkinen J, Nurminen J, Velhonoja J, Irjala H, Soukka T, Happonen T, Nyman M, Mattila K, Hirvonen J
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2022 Feb;43(2):286-291. Epub 2021 Dec 16 doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A7368. PMID: 34916205Free PMC Article
Slouka D, Hanakova J, Kostlivy T, Skopek P, Kubec V, Babuska V, Pecen L, Topolcan O, Kucera R
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 Jun 5;17(11) doi: 10.3390/ijerph17114020. PMID: 32516939Free PMC Article
Freire GSM, Dos Santos JHZ, Rolón PA, Pinheiro GB, Sampaio ALL
J Laryngol Otol 2017 Jul;131(7):627-630. Epub 2017 May 2 doi: 10.1017/S0022215117000895. PMID: 28462728
Klug TE
Dan Med J 2017 Mar;64(3) PMID: 28260599

Recent systematic reviews

Marouf A, Doty S, Quereshy HA, Johnson BR, Cabrera CI, Mowry S, Tamaki A
Laryngoscope 2024 Jun;134(6):2495-2501. Epub 2023 Nov 22 doi: 10.1002/lary.31196. PMID: 37991176
Moen CM, Paramjothy K, Williamson A, Coleman H, Lou X, Smith A, Douglas CM
J Laryngol Otol 2023 Sep;137(9):992-996. Epub 2023 May 17 doi: 10.1017/S0022215123000804. PMID: 37194922
Kim DJ, Burton JE, Hammad A, Sabhaney V, Freder J, Bone JN, Ahn JS
Acad Emerg Med 2023 Aug;30(8):859-869. Epub 2023 Jan 30 doi: 10.1111/acem.14660. PMID: 36625850
Tsikopoulos A, Fountarlis A, Tsikopoulos K, Dilmperis F, Garefis K, Tsikopoulos I, Skoulakis C, Karkos P, Triaridis S
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May;279(5):2245-2257. Epub 2022 Feb 15 doi: 10.1007/s00405-022-07294-x. PMID: 35169892
Hur K, Zhou S, Kysh L
Laryngoscope 2018 Jan;128(1):72-77. Epub 2017 May 31 doi: 10.1002/lary.26672. PMID: 28561258

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