Diagnosis of peritonsillar infections: a prospective study of ultrasound, computerized tomography and clinical diagnosis
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摘要Peritonsillar infections include cellulitis and abscess (quinsy). Clinical diagnosis is often supplemented by diagnostic drainage (aspiration or incision) in an effort to distinguish abscess from cellulitis. In a prospective study of 14 patients we have shown that clinical impression alone is unreliable (sensitivity 78 per cent, specificity 50 per cent). Computerized tomography (CT) (sensitivity 100 per cent, specificity 75 per cent) and intraoral ultrasound (sensitivity 89 per cent, specificity 100 per cent) are much more reliable, We propose that intraoral ultrasound could play a useful role in the clinical assessment of peritonsillar infections helping to improve accuracy in distinguishing abscesses from cellulitis.
著者Scott PMJ, Loftus WK, Kew J, Ahuja A, Yue V, van Hasselt CA
期刊名稱Journal of Laryngology and Otology
出版年份1999
月份3
日期1
卷號113
期次3
出版社HEADLEY BROTHERS LTD
頁次229 - 232
國際標準期刊號0022-2151
電子國際標準期刊號1748-5460
語言英式英語
關鍵詞abscess; cellulitis; tomography, x-ray computed; tonsillitis; ultrasonography
Web of Science 學科類別Otorhinolaryngology; OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

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