What are contraindications to surgical drainage of peritonsillar abscess (PTA)?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Jeffrey D Suh, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Absolute contraindications to the procedure include malignancy and vascular malformations. The procedure may also be contraindicated in a pediatric patient or a difficult or uncooperative patient.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!