Deep neck infection.

  title={Deep neck infection.},
  author={Francisco O Vieira and Shawn M. Allen and Rose Mary S. Stocks and Jerome W. Thompson},
  journal={Otolaryngologic clinics of North America},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={459-83, vii}
Deep neck infections present significant morbidity and mortality, particularly when associated with predisposing factors that impair a functional immunologic response. Familiarity with deep neck spaces and fascial planes is critical, because these form the basis for the emergent nature of the disease process. Common and potentially life-threatening complications include airway obstruction, jugular vein thrombosis, descending mediastinitis, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and… CONTINUE READING