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Anatomy of Pharynx

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Tonsillectomy: following peritonsillar abscess is done after weeks: (AIIMS Nov 2009)



A 1-3 weeks
B 6-8 weeks

C 4-6 weeks
D 8- 12 weeks

Ans. B 6-8 weeks Ref. Turner 7 Oth/ed p 86; Head and Neck Surgery by Chris DeSouza Vol 2 p 7583

a. Friends, Dhingra and Turner have a different opinions on this one.

b. According to Turner 10th/ed p 86-'The tonsils should be removed 6-8 weeks following a Quinsy."

c. According to Dhingra 6th/ed p 265-'Tonsils are removed 4-6 weeks following an attack of Quinsy."

d. According to Head and Neck Surgery-

e. Quinsy - "Most people would practise interval tonsillectomy for these patients, deferring surgery for 6 weeks following resolution of an attack." - Head and Neck Surgery by Chris de Souza Vol 2 p 7583

So, after reading all the above texts -I think 6-8 weeks is a better option.

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