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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

Overview

X ray of the neck is not helpful in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess. The initial imaging of choice is ultrasound.[1]

X rays findings

X ray of the neck is not helpful in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess. The initial imaging of choice is ultrasound.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Secko M, Sivitz A (2015). "Think ultrasound first for peritonsillar swelling". Am J Emerg Med. 33 (4): 569–72. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2015.01.031. PMID 25737413.

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