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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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