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Tonsillitis to mediastinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16824236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Parapharyngeal abscess secondary to quinsy is a well understood complication; however, its incidence has significantly declined following early use of effective antibiotics. Tracking of infection from the parapharyngeal space through the anatomical planes to cause mediastinitis has a significant mortality rate and requires early detection and aggressive management. A case of quinsy leading to mediastinitis, pericarditis and pleural effusions is presented. It highlights the potentially life-threatening complications of a commonly encountered ENT problem.
Authors:
J Collin; N Beasley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-09     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK. Jacqueline.collin@nuh.nhs.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Male
Mediastinitis / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pericarditis / etiology*
Peritonsillar Abscess / complications*
Pleural Effusion / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tonsillitis / complications

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