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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2023;8(1):3656.Case Report | Open Access

Retropharyngeal Abscess - When to Drain?

Sudhir BS*, Shawn L, Chan K and Samridh S

Department of ENT, Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana

*Correspondance to: Sudhir B Sharma 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3656


RPA, a life threatening but a rare disease. It is more common in children than in adults. In children, URTI is commonest etiology for an RPA compared to trauma in adults. The case presented is an adult diabetic patient with a retropharyngeal abscess in whom surgical drainage was delayed leading to its extension into other deep neck spaces, producing suppurated lymphadenitis and neck abscesses.


RPA: Retropharyngeal Abscess; RPI: Retropharyngeal Infection; PPA: Para- Pharyngeal Abscess; Endoscopy, I&D: Incision and Drainage; USG: Ultrasonography

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Sudhir BS, Shawn L, Chan K, Samridh S. Retropharyngeal Abscess - When to Drain?. Clin Surg. 2023; 8: 3656..

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