haematoma--a cause of acute airway obstruction.
A computed tomography scan demonstrated a retropharyngeal
lymph nodes may also be affected, and can induce dysphagia if they become markedly enlarged.
It was undisputed that, following the surgery, Mark developed a retropharyngeal
hematoma, a blood clot behind the pharynx, which can cause difficulty breathing and swallowing, and can compromise a person's airway if not timely treated.
abscess is a commonly seen pathology secondary to acute infection of the throat," Dr.
However, two forms of upper-airway TB have been described in children: laryngeal TB and retropharyngeal
(3) Treatment may also reduce suppurative complications (peritonsillar or retropharyngeal
abscess), which occur in 1 case out of 1000.
They included 21 cases of pyelonephritis, 4 of bacteremia, 2 lobar pneumonias, and 1 each with mastoiditis and retropharyngeal
We found no TB-like visible lesions; pooled tissue samples (retropharyngeal
, tracheobronchial, mediastinal, and mesenteric lymph nodes) were submitted for bacterial culture and molecular diagnosis (6); urine, feces, and oropharyngeal swabs were taken, and DNA was extracted as previously described (7).
Deep neck abscess, including parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal
abscesses, is a life-threatening infection that can cause laryngeal edema and upper airway occlusion.
Subsequently, a CT scan with contrast was ordered due to a concern for retropharyngeal
Breathing may become laboured and noisy due to pressure on upper respiratory tract from swollen retropharyngeal
lymph nodes, due to developing lung lesions.