Peritonsillar abscess drainage: using oropharyngeal endoscopy as a therapeutic adjunct and training tool.

Sawhney, A, Bidaye, R and Khanna, A (2021) Peritonsillar abscess drainage: using oropharyngeal endoscopy as a therapeutic adjunct and training tool. The Journal of laryngology and otology. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1748-5460.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Peritonsillar abscess, or quinsy, is one of the most common emergency presentations to ENT departments, and is the most common deep tissue infection of the head and neck. In the UK, junior members of the ENT team are regularly required to independently assess, diagnose and treat patients with peritonsillar aspiration or incision and drainage.

ISSUE

Inexperienced practitioners can stumble at several obstacles: poor access due to trismus; poor lighting; difficulty in learning the therapeutic procedure; and difficulty in accurately documenting findings and treatment.

SOLUTION

To counter these and other difficulties, the authors describe the routine use of video endoscopy as a training tool and therapeutic adjunct in the management of quinsy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Patients. Primary care. Medical profession. Forensic medicine
WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
Ambulatory Care > ENT
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 17:06
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 17:06
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3999

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