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Retropharyngeal abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7125316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of retropharyngeal abscess are presented. The first case, that of a 4-year-old boy, was classical, diagnosed early, and treated with prompt incision and drainage. The second case was that of a 51-year-old man who developed complete upper airway obstruction, pneumothorax, and congestive heart failure prior to surgical drainage. These cases are presented to remind emergency physicians of this formidable entity and of the need for constant vigil in the management of this life-threatening pre-antibiotic relic.
R Hamer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     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:  549-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / therapy*
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Penicillin G / therapeutic use
Pharyngeal Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
61-33-6/Penicillin G

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