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 (rĕt′rō-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ĭn-jē′əl)
Situated or occurring behind the pharynx.
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Traumatic retropharyngeal haematoma--a cause of acute airway obstruction.
A computed tomography scan demonstrated a retropharyngeal collection.
The 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.
"Retropharyngeal 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 TB abscess.
(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 abscess.
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 abscess.
Breathing may become laboured and noisy due to pressure on upper respiratory tract from swollen retropharyngeal lymph nodes, due to developing lung lesions.
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