Pharyngomaxillary space abscess

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Definition

Pharyngomaxillary space abscess is swelling and irritation (inflammation) or pus in the area between the throat and upper jawbone.

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References

Shirley WP, Woolley AL, Wiatrack BJ. Pharyngitis and adenotonsillar disease. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al., eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2010:chap 196.

Melio FR. Upper respiratory tract infections. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM et al, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2009:chap 73.

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  • Last reviewed on 11/9/2012
  • Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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