Question: A 10 year old female is seen for right sided throat discomfort and hot potato voice. She is afebrile and tolerating PO intake. She has had 3 throat infections per year, and the last two have been positive for group A streptococcus. The emergency department obtains a CT scan that shows a 3 x 2 cm peritonsillar abscess. The on-call resident recommends needle aspiration. What is the likelihood of requiring a formal I&D if the needle aspiration is successful? [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, "Orbiting the Problem" (October 2, 2017)
Soft tissue entrapment potentially tethering the inferior rectus muscle.