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Retropharyngeal abscess: a previously unreported symptom.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6465635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four cases of retropharyngeal abscess are presented. All patients were older than the usual age group and all complained of pain in the back of the neck or shoulder precipitated or aggravated by swallowing. All recovered. The clinical features of retropharyngeal abscess are discussed, and the possible importance of this previously undescribed symptom in distinguishing retropharyngeal abscess from other less serious disease entities is proposed.
J S Greene; I M Asher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-29     Completed Date:  1984-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / radiography*,  therapy
Edema / radiography
Middle Aged
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Pharyngeal Diseases / radiography*,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections / radiography*,  therapy
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