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Pharyngomaxillary space abscess

Definition

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

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

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Treatment

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Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Shirley WP, Woolley AL, Wiatrack BJ. Pharyngitis and adenotonsillar disease. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al., eds. . 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. . 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2009:chap 73.

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