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Retropharyngeal abscess as a complication of oropharyngeal trauma in an 18-month-old child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10829118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 18-month-old boy presented to the accident and emergency department following trauma to the oropharynx by a doll's umbrella. Although no significant injury could be identified at first, it later transpired that he had developed retropharyngeal surgical emphysema with abscess. This case report aims to review the nature of retropharyngeal abscesses and to highlight and re-emphasize the fact that apparently non-serious pharyngeal injuries in children should be treated with suspicion.
G Siou; P Yates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-29     Completed Date:  2000-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Oropharynx / injuries*
Retropharyngeal Abscess / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy

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