Peritonsillar Abscess: An accumulation of purulent material in the area between the PALATINE TONSIL and its capsule.Tonsillectomy: Surgical removal of a tonsil or tonsils. (Dorland, 28th ed)Tonsillitis: Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the PALATINE TONSILS but the ADENOIDS (pharyngeal tonsils) and lingual tonsils may also be involved. Tonsillitis usually is caused by bacterial infection. Tonsillitis may be acute, chronic, or recurrent.Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the throat (PHARYNX).Cellulitis: An acute, diffuse, and suppurative inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, which is most commonly seen as a result of infection of a wound, ulcer, or other skin lesions.Abscess: Accumulation of purulent material in tissues, organs, or circumscribed spaces, usually associated with signs of infection.Suppuration: A pathologic process consisting in the formation of pus.
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