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Retropharyngeal abscess after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: an uncommon but potentially fatal complication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  622636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diagnostic cholangiopancreatography is a useful procedure which is attended by a relatively low incidence of immediate or delayed complications. Perforation of the esophagus or gut, myocardial infarction, hemorrhage, cholangitis, and pancreatitis are the most commonly reported morbid or fatal events. This paper reported a case of retropharyngeal abscess which led to tracheal compression requiring an emergency tracheostomy and antibiotic therapy after a routine ERCP procedure. This dramatic case pointed out an unusual but potentially fatal complication of diagnostic ERCP.
A M Heller; R Hohl; T Madhavan; K Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-21     Completed Date:  1978-03-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*
Cholangiography / adverse effects*
Endoscopy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pancreas / radiography*
Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology*

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