Peritonsillar Abscess with Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis

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Peritonsillar Abscess with Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Case Reports in Medicine
Publisher
Ashdin Publishing
Publication Date
Jul 16, 2014
Volume
3
Pages
1–3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4303/jcrm/235831
Source
Ashdin
License
Green

Abstract

Peritonsillar abscesses are the most common deep infections of the head and neck in young adults, despite the widespread use of antibiotics for treating tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Peritonsillar abscesses can be treated effectively with swift medical and sometimes surgical intervention. There are many complications of peritonsillar abscesses, some of which may be fatal due to the proximity of major vasculature. Here we present a case of a patient with a peritonsillar abscess that resulted in stenosis of the internal carotid artery without neurological sequelae. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in the otolaryngology literature.

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