A Novel Technique for Intraoral Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess.

Authors:
Tobias Todsen
Tobias Todsen
Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet
Denmark
Mads Georg Stage
Mads Georg Stage
Rigshospitalet University Hospital
Christoffer Holst Hahn
Christoffer Holst Hahn
Rigshospitalet/Gentofte University Hospital
Denmark

Diagnostics (Basel) 2018 Aug 2;8(3). Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology, Rigshospitalet University Hospital, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common complication to acute tonsillitis. The treatment is drainage of the abscess, but many needle aspirations are unsuccessful due to a low diagnostic accuracy based on oral examination only. In this article, we describe how intraoral ultrasound can be added to improve the diagnostic work-up of PTA and present a novel technique for ultrasound-guided aspiration of PTA, using a small pencil-shaped transducer. We present our first clinical experiences with this technique and describe how it could be integrated in a clinical setting to guide safe and successful needle aspirations of PTA.

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August 2018
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