Giant retropharyngeal abscess in an adult as a complication of acute tonsillitis: case report.

@article{Ozbek2009GiantRA,
  title={Giant retropharyngeal abscess in an adult as a complication of acute tonsillitis: case report.},
  author={Cem Ozbek and Safak Dağli and E Evrim Unsal Tuna and Onur Çiftçi and Cafer Ozdem},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 11},
  pages={E20-2}
}
Retropharyngeal abscess is an uncommon entity that can have severe and even fatal complications if it is not identified and treated early. Clinical and radiologic findings must be considered together prior to surgical drainage of a suspected retropharyngeal abscess. Airway obstruction may require emergent surgical management with tracheotomy. We describe the case of a 22-year-old man with a massive retropharyngeal abscess that was caused by inadequate treatment of acute tonsillitis. He… CONTINUE READING

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