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Malignancy in asymmetrical but otherwise normal palatine tonsils

October 1, 2006  |  Adenike F. Oluwasanmi, FRCS; Stephen J. Wood, FRCS; David L. Baldwin, FRCS; Fabian Sipaul, MRCS
Abstract
An abnormally large tonsil may be a sign of malignancy. We retrospectively analyzed the case files of 87...

An outpatient medical treatment protocol for peritonsillar abscess

October 1, 2006  |  Roland H. Lamkin, MD, FACS; James Portt, PAC, MMS
Abstract
Several surgical methods are used to treat peritonsillar abscess, but no protocol for outpatient medical...

The submucosal fish bone

August 1, 2006  |  Patrick M. Spielmann, MBChB, MRCS (Edin); Conroy Howson, FCS (SA) ORL

Parathyroid adenoma mimicking cervical recurrence on CT/PET fusion scan

February 1, 2006  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Bilateral peritonsillar abscess revisited

December 1, 2005  |  Adnan Safdar, FRCS; Joseph P. Hughes, FRCS; Rory McConn Walsh, FRCS; Michael Walsh, FRCS
Abstract
Bilateral peritonsillar abscess is uncommon. When it does occur, patients usually present with sore throat;...

Surgical emphysema following tonsillectomy

October 1, 2005  |  Nitesh Patel, FRCS; Gerald Brookes, FRCS
Abstract
Complications of tonsillectomy have been well documented. However, subcutaneous emphysema of the neck...

Tonsillectomy without headlights: A unique solution

September 1, 2005  |  Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS; Rahmat Omar, MS; Rajagopalan Raman, MS, DLO

Peritonsillar abscess: A comparison of outpatient IM clindamycin and inpatient IV ampicillin/sulbactam following needle aspiration

June 1, 2005  |  Cem Ozbek, MD; Erdinc Aygenc, MD; Evrim Unsal, MD; Cafer Ozdem, MD
Abstract
In an attempt to assess the effect of antibiotic choice on the treatment of peritonsillar abscess, we compared...

Prevalence of penicillin allergy in adults with peritonsillar abscess

April 1, 2005  |  Rakesh K. Chandra, MD; Collin E. Lee, RPh; Harold Pelzer, MD
Abstract
We noticed a seemingly high prevalence of penicillin allergy in patients who had been diagnosed with...

Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy versus hot electrocautery and cold dissection: An objective comparison

October 1, 2004  |  Shai Shinhar, MD; Brett M. Scotch, DO; Walter Belenky, MD; David Madgy, DO; Michael Haupert, DO
Abstract
We conducted a large-scale retrospective study to compare the surgical efficacy, practical utility,...

Pediatric intracapsular tonsillectomy with bipolar electrosurgical scissors

October 1, 2004  |  Glenn Isaacson, MD
Abstract
This article describes the benefits of performing intracap- sular tonsillectomy with bipolar...

Harmonic scalpel versus conventional tonsillectomy: A double-blind clinical trial

October 1, 2004  |  Patrick J. Collison, MD, FACS; Robin Weiner, MD
Abstract
We conducted a prospective, double-blind clinical trial to evaluate the differences in operating time,...

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