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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)
ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989
VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 4
DOI: 10.2174/187152612801319320









Retropharyngeal Abscess: Diagnosis and Treatment Update

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Author(s): Brian K. Reilly and James S. Reilly
Pages 291-296 (6)
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.
Keywords:
Abscess, imaging, infection, neck, pediatric, retropharyngeal, Retropharyngeal abscess, diagnosis, pertinent anatomy, clinical recommendations, deep cervical tissue planes, buccopharyngeal fascia, diagnostic pearls, phlegmon
Affiliation:
National Children’s Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA.