What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA)?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Huang et al indicated that ultrasonography is an accurate means of evaluating patients for PTA, finding that compared with patients diagnosed with PTA via traditional examination methods and/or CT scanning, those who were diagnosed with transcervical ultrasonography demonstrated significant reductions in surgical drainage and length of hospital stay. [15]

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