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Unusual outcome of Ludwig's angina.
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PMID:  19082239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a report of 2 cases of Ludwig's angina. An Indonesian young female patient developed severe stridor after oral examination. Then she underwent tracheostomy and developed post decannulation dyspnea due to huge surgical emphysema. The second case regards an Indian young male who developed disseminated intravascular coagulation and died from hemorrhage. The objectives of our cases presentation are to avoid mouth examination of Ludwig's angina if we are not ready for performing tracheotomy and to be aware of the possible development of disseminated intravascular coagulation and post decannulation emphysema.
Kamaleldin-Eldin A Abou-Elhamd; Maeidah A Al-Rasheed; Ahmed Jawad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1811-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Al-Ahsa College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
Combined Modality Therapy
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
Fatal Outcome
Ludwig's Angina / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Periodontal Abscess / complications
Subcutaneous Emphysema / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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