Signs
 

Tonsillar Swelling

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Enlarged, inwardly displaced tonsils. Look for erythema and pus.
    • Causes of Tonsillar Swelling

    • Tonsillitis
    • Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy)
    • Lymphoma
    • Nasopharyngeal cancer
    • Interpretation

    • Asymmetric swelling - may be associated with uvular deviationPeritonsilar abscess (quinsy), malignancy
    • Symmetric swellingTonsillitis
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