Am J Otolaryngol 2020 Nov - Dec;41(6):102716. Epub 2020 Sep 10.
Department of Otolaryngology/ENT, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803, USA; Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Electronic address:
Context: To describe this new clinical entity, diagnosis, and potential management of pediatric intratonsillar/peritonsillar abscesses in children affected by infectious mononucleosis.
Methods: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent testing for infectious mononucleosis and also had a computed tomography scan of the head and neck was completed. Those who did not have imaging showing the palatine tonsils and those with insufficient testing to diagnose infectious mononucleosis were excluded. Read More