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Peritonsillar Abscess in Early Childhood: Presentation and Management

by admin on March 3, 2010

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Practicing with Memphis Otolaryngology Consultants, Rande Lazar, M.D. is an otolaryngologist with a primary focus in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

For more information on Rande Lazar, M.D., visit Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis.

Peritonsillar Abscess in Early Childhood: Presentation and Management

Children under five years old who exhibit poor oral intake, a high fever and drooling might have a peritonsillar abscess. Though tonsillectomy is a safe and effective method for draining such an abscess, and immediate treatment greatly reduces the effects of the problem, diagnosis must first be achieved, via a tomographic scan of the neck. Dr. Rande Lazar, an expert in pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders, is familiar with the management of these abscesses.

His research includes this whitepaper at the Memphis Ear Nose and Throat blog.

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