Comprehensive study of Peritonsillar Abscess in Coimbatore Medical College

Divya Priya, G (2020) Comprehensive study of Peritonsillar Abscess in Coimbatore Medical College. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: Peritonsillar abscess (“Quinsy”/PTA) has an incidence being about 30 cases per 1,00,000 population per year. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims at finding the anatomical factor for unilateral PTA formation. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: 1. To list the frequency of PTA by age, sex, bacteriology, laterality. 2. Comparison of crypt length of tonsil on the involved side vs tonsils on the normal side and to find whether there is any significant association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a Prospective study of 30 cases with PTA in Department of ENT, Coimbatore medical college hospital, Coimbatore. Inclusion criteria for cases: Patients suspected as Peritonsillar Abscess/ peritonsillitis, who are giving consent. METHODOLOGY: Suspected patients with peritonsillitis or peritonsillar abscess incision and drainage and pus is drained. Patient is then planned for interval tonsillectomy. Post tonsillectomy normal tonsil and previously peritonsillar abscess affected side are compared to find the crypt length to show that if there is significance between the crypt length and side of occurrence. RESULT: The study shows that there is a significant relationship of crypt length of the tonsil and peritonsillar abscess to occur(p value-0.015). This study also highlights that the abscess occurs more in males, with recurrent tonsillitis being the main risk factor, laterality is more to left side. Bacteriology of pus showed growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Patients was started on injection ampicillin for which they responded well with mean hospital stay of 3 days. CONCLUSION: There are no previous study in literature comparing the crypt length of tonsil and peritonsillar abscess. This study concludes the deeper the crypt length the more likely for abscess to occur.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 221714251
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peritonsillar Abscess, Quinsy, Peritonsillitis, Crypt Legth, Crypta Magna.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Otolaryngology
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 04:37
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 04:37

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