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Jean-Marc Sabatier  
Laboratoire ERT 62 'Ingénierie des peptides à visée thérapeutique' 
Université de la Méditerranée
Faculté de Médecine Nord
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Retropharyngeal Abscess: Diagnosis and Treatment Update

Author(s): Brian K. Reilly and James S. Reilly

Affiliation: National Children’s Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA.

Keywords: Abscess, imaging, infection, neck, pediatric, retropharyngeal, Retropharyngeal abscess, diagnosis, pertinent anatomy, clinical recommendations, deep cervical tissue planes, buccopharyngeal fascia, diagnostic pearls, phlegmon

Abstract:

Retropharyngeal abscess is a deep neck space infection that may present in various subtle ways permitting potentially lethal complications to occur before appropriate diagnosis is made and expedient management undertaken. This article reviews in detail the pertinent anatomy, diagnostic pearls, and clinical recommendations to optimally manage these common infections in children.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 4
Page: [291 - 296]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/187152612801319320