Definition of Peritonsillar abscess

1. Noun. A painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis.

Exact synonyms: Quinsy
Generic synonyms: Angina



Medical Definition of Peritonsillar abscess

1. An abscess in the peritonsillar tissue extending into the tonsil capsule, resulting from suppuration of the tonsil. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peritonsillar Abscess

peritoneoscope
peritoneoscopy
peritoneotomy
peritoneovenous shunt
peritoneum
peritoneum parietale
peritoneum viscerale
peritoneums
peritonic
peritonism
peritonitis
peritonitis deformans
peritonitis encapsulans
peritonitises
peritonsillar
peritonsillar abscess (current term)
peritonsillitis
peritonæa
peritonæal
peritonæum
peritracheal
peritracheal glands
peritraumatic
peritreme
peritremes
peritrich
peritricha
peritrichal
peritrichous
peritrichous flagellation

Literary usage of Peritonsillar abscess

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1891)
"But the question which is of the most importance to us is why an attack of parenchymatous tonsillitis is repeatedly followed by peritonsillar abscess in ..."

2. Tonsils, Faucial Lingual, and Pharyngeal: With Some Account of the Posterior by Harry Aldrich Barnes (1914)
"Suppuration in the tonsil has quite generally been confounded with peritonsillar abscess and the symptoms of the two conditions described as similar or ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Suppurative Tonsillitis (Quinsy — peritonsillar abscess) This is a condition due to infection of the tonsils. Tt may involve only the tonsillar tissue ..."

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