Evaluation of acute trismus by MRI: a case report - Bilateral peritonsillar cellulitis


Muluk N. B. , Kara S. , Yazgan C.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.263, ss.1139-1141, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 263 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-006-0109-8
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1139-1141

Özet

We describe a rare case of a bilateral peritonsillar cellulites (PTC). The clinical presentation of fever, trismus and odynophagia was consistent with PTC, more evident on the right side; but the presence of bilateral tonsillar swelling and midline uvula confounded the diagnosis. In spite of the throat examination was performed with a great difficulty due to trismus, the T2 weighted fat saturated STIR magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided us to make the diagnosis and to start the intravenous antibiotic treatment immediately.