What are contraindications to surgical drainage of peritonsillar abscess (PTA)?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Jeffrey D Suh, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Absolute contraindications to the procedure include malignancy and vascular malformations. The procedure may also be contraindicated in a pediatric patient or a difficult or uncooperative patient.

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