Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of peritonsillar abscesses (PTAs)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Jorge Flores, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Answer

These include the following:

  • Peritonsillar cellulitis

  • Parapharyngeal abscess

  • Tracheitis

  • Ludwig angina

  • Dental infection

  • Cervical adenitis

  • Neoplasms (leukemia, lymphoma)

  • Foreign body aspiration

  • Aneurysm of internal carotid artery


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