Peritonsillar abscess

Quinsy; Abscess - peritonsillar

Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of infected material in the area around the tonsils.

Lymphatic system

The lymphatic system filters fluid from around cells. It is an important part of the immune system. When people refer to swollen glands in the neck, they are usually referring to swollen lymph nodes. Common areas where lymph nodes can be easily felt, especially if they are enlarged, are: the groin, armpits (axilla), above the clavicle (supraclavicular), in the neck (cervical), and the back of the head just above hairline (occipital).

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

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