Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician

Pediatric Cervical/Deep Neck Space Infections

Author(s): Stanley Voigt and Jan C. Groblewski

Pp: 124-135 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054596113010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are common in the pediatric population but frequently present diagnostic and management challenges for the practitioner. If undiagnosed or inappropriately managed, infections of the deep neck can progress rapidly and cause significant morbidity and mortality. In this chapter, relevant anatomy, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, medical and surgical management, and potential complications are discussed.

Keywords: Neck abscess, Neck infection, Deep neck space infection, Parapharyngeal abscess, Retropharyngeal abscess, Danger space, mediastinitis, peritonsillar abscess, ludwigs, lemierre’s syndrome, MRSA, Carotid artery aneurysm.

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