A novel approach to enhance visualization during drainage of peritonsillar abscess.
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Routine emergency department care for uncomplicated peritonsillar abscess involves needle aspiration or incision and drainage. Standard technique involves use of a tongue blade and auxiliary light source. We describe the novel use of a disassembled disposable vaginal speculum with fiberoptic light, a device becoming commonplace in many emergency departments. This novel approach to managing peritonsillar abscess greatly enhances visualization and facilitates peritonsillar abscess drainage.