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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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However, when they are left impacted, complications may ensue, particularly retropharyngeal abscess.
Among the 7 patients, 4 had an underlying odontogenic abscess, 2 had a peritonsillar abscess, and 1 had a retropharyngeal abscess (table 1).
Awareness of this condition is crucial, as it mimics other serious conditions like retropharyngeal abscess, cervical disc herniation, and meningitis.
She was investigated for septicaemia secondary to upper respiratory tract infection and possibly complicated by a parapharyngeal/ retropharyngeal abscess.
Retropharyngeal abscess in children: clinical presentation, utility of imaging, and current management.
Although most of the time in adults the cause of a sore throat is viral in origin, and therefore antibiotics are of no use, in the case of confirmed strep throat, antibiotic treatment is important to prevent dangerous consequences, like rheumatic heart disease or retropharyngeal abscess.
The dam, referred with its foal, had the udder full of milk and showed a ruptured retropharyngeal abscess on the left side (Figure 1D).
Therefore an inflammatory response of the musculature will irritate the surrounding structures giving origin to patient symptomatology including decreased neck mobility, neck pain, and odynophagia, which can ultimately be confused with a diagnosis of retropharyngeal abscess or meningitis (4).
A computed tomography (CT) scan and Doppler test excluded retropharyngeal abscess and Lemierre's syndrome.
4,5) Therefore, the differential diagnosis potentially includes retropharyngeal abscess, infectious spondylitis, meningitis, and primary or metastatic neoplasia.
8) intervened to a a case of upper respiratory tract obstruction secondary to infectious mononucleosis who presented with retropharyngeal abscess with endotracheal intubation.
One or two calls later she was on her way to our tertiary care medical center, where my suspicion of a retropharyngeal abscess was confirmed and treated surgically.