An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also squinancy, and squinzey.
a painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
an abscess that develops alongside the tonsil, as a result of tonsil infection, and is most unpleasant
a peritonsillar abscess in the loose connective tissue outside the capsule of the tonsil
Abscesses surrounding a tonsil.
area of infected tissue between the tonsil and pharynx that can occur after an episode of acute follicular tonsillitis. page top
another name for tonsillitis; acute inflammation of the tonsil & surrounding tissue, usually forming an abscess.
A fever, or a febrile condition. An acute inflammation of the tonsils, often leading to an abscess; peritonsillar abscess. Synonyms: suppurative tonsillitis, cynanche tonsillaris, paristhmitis, sore throat.
Peritonsillar abscess or tonsillitis.