What are the possible complications of a peritonsillar abscess drainage procedure?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Jeffrey D Suh, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Complications may include the following:

  • Severe bleeding

  • Aspiration of abscess contents into the patient's airway

  • Pain from inadequate anesthesia

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