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A Novel Technique for Intraoral Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess

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title = "A Novel Technique for Intraoral Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess",
abstract = "Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common complication to acute tonsillitis. The treatment is drainage of the abscess, but many needle aspirations are unsuccessful due to a low diagnostic accuracy based on oral examination only. In this article, we describe how intraoral ultrasound can be added to improve the diagnostic work-up of PTA and present a novel technique for ultrasound-guided aspiration of PTA, using a small pencil-shaped transducer. We present our first clinical experiences with this technique and describe how it could be integrated in a clinical setting to guide safe and successful needle aspirations of PTA.",
author = "Tobias Todsen and Stage, {Mads Georg} and {Holst Hahn}, Christoffer",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.3390/diagnostics8030050",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "50",
journal = "Diagnostics",
issn = "2075-4418",
publisher = "M D P I AG",
number = "3",

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T1 - A Novel Technique for Intraoral Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess

AU - Todsen, Tobias

AU - Stage, Mads Georg

AU - Holst Hahn, Christoffer

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common complication to acute tonsillitis. The treatment is drainage of the abscess, but many needle aspirations are unsuccessful due to a low diagnostic accuracy based on oral examination only. In this article, we describe how intraoral ultrasound can be added to improve the diagnostic work-up of PTA and present a novel technique for ultrasound-guided aspiration of PTA, using a small pencil-shaped transducer. We present our first clinical experiences with this technique and describe how it could be integrated in a clinical setting to guide safe and successful needle aspirations of PTA.

AB - Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common complication to acute tonsillitis. The treatment is drainage of the abscess, but many needle aspirations are unsuccessful due to a low diagnostic accuracy based on oral examination only. In this article, we describe how intraoral ultrasound can be added to improve the diagnostic work-up of PTA and present a novel technique for ultrasound-guided aspiration of PTA, using a small pencil-shaped transducer. We present our first clinical experiences with this technique and describe how it could be integrated in a clinical setting to guide safe and successful needle aspirations of PTA.

U2 - 10.3390/diagnostics8030050

DO - 10.3390/diagnostics8030050

M3 - Journal article

VL - 8

SP - 50

JO - Diagnostics

JF - Diagnostics

SN - 2075-4418

IS - 3

ER -

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