Deep neck space infections are commonly seen and managed across various medical and surgical specialties.
Common presentations permit straightforward management but still pose the risk of severe complications sometimes even
with appropriate management. This article emphasizes the anatomic and physiologic process to heed when managing
children with deep neck infections. The roles of radiography and medical versus surgical management are discussed.
Keywords: Adenitis, deep, neck, space, lymphadenitis, abscess, parapharyngeal, retropharyngeal, various medical, anatomic, physiologic process, otolaryngologic, pathophysiology, etiology
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