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Peritonsillar Hematoma Mimicking Peritonsillar Abscess

Volume 9 - Issue 4

Mert Cemal Gokgoz1, Murat Binar1, Hamdi Tasli1, Fatih Arslan2* and Umit Aydin1

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    • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Gulhane Medical Faculty, Turkey
    • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beytepe Murat Erdi Eker State Hospital, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Fatih Arslan, Beytepe Murat Erdi Eker State Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara, Turkey

Received: September 20, 2018;   Published: October 04, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001823

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Oral mucosal hematomas are very rare, and important for respiratory, speech, and swallowing functions. A thirty-four-year-old male patient, who has been suffering from sudden onset sense of swelling and mild pain in his throat. A mild bulging on the left peritonsillar region with echimotic appearance was extending from left side to the medial of right soft palate and the uvula. Computed tomography revealed a haemorrhagic exudative content, approximately 3*2.5*3 cm in size. After infiltration anaesthesia, fine needle aspiration was performed. 3ml pure haemorrhagic material was obtained, and followingly haematoma was completely drained by the incision on the peritonsillar region. In peritonsillar region pathologies, hematoma should be kept in mind for the differential diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess.

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