Quinsy

Alternative names
Peritonsillar abscess; Abscess - peritonsillar

Definition
Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of infected material in the area around the tonsils. See also Retropharyngeal abscess.

see Abscess - peritonsillar.

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Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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