Ludwig's angina

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Ludwig’s angina

n angina de Ludwig
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It should have noted that Villa was the first-ever Asian world titlist and died at the age of 25 due to complications stemming from Ludwig's Angina as the reigning world flyweight king.
Diagnosis and treatment of Ludwig's Angina: a case report
(1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: SCC from the epithelial lining, minor salivary gland tumors, ranula, obstructed submandibular duct, abscess, ludwig's angina, neurogenic tumor, lingual thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid (Figures 15B and C).
Parapharyngeal abscesses were found to be the commonest deep neck space infection in this study; next common was the retropharyngeal, then the Ludwig's angina. Anterior visceral space and visceral vascular space were primarily involved in one case each.
Two days after the fight, Guilledo had the tooth pulled and defied doctors' orders to rest, resulting in the infection spreading to his throat and causing Ludwig's angina. He fell into a coma during emergency surgery and died on July 14, 1925.
Spreading odontogenic infections are one of the most common type of serious orofacial infections en- countered by oral and maxillofacial surgeons ranging from simple dental caries to life threatening Ludwig's angina and mediastinitis.
Unfortunately, there is little information about detection of delayed airway compromise in adult patients with Ludwig's angina (a bacterial infection of the floor of the mouth causing swelling and pain) following extubation in the operating theatre.
Tongue or oral piercing can cause Ludwig's angina (2,9,10) or may be complicated by normal oral flora, such as Haemophilus aphrophilus, as in this case.
We diagnosed and treated a case of Ludwig's angina in a 45-year-old man who had edema of the floor of month and the tongue along with bilateral submandibular sialadenitis and sialolithiasis.
Health hazards reported from the performance of tongue piercing can include transmitting systemic infections, such-as hepatitis B, tetanus, and HIV.[3-5,7] Local lingual infection is always possible and, if not treated promptly, can spread by way of surrounding fascial spaces, such as the laryngeal area in Ludwig's angina.[6] This can be fatal if it results in airway obstruction.
Villa died 10 days after bowing to McLarnin due to Ludwig's Angina caused by a mouth infection that spread to the throat.