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Airgun pellet injuries of the neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2715705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Penetrating injuries of the neck are a cause of retropharyngeal abscess. Should a foreign body become lodged in the retropharyngeal tissues its removal may avoid this complication, but surgery can in itself be hazardous. Between 10 and 15 per cent of cases of retropharyngeal cellulitis resulting from whatever cause do not progress to abscess formation if treated conservatively. Consequently, it is important to have evidence of abscess formation before surgery is undertaken, as illustrated by this paper in the form of a case report and a review of the current literature.
J A Cook; R S Dawkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-21     Completed Date:  1989-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Whipps Cross Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*
Neck Injuries*
Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology*
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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