Infected tracheal diverticulum presenting as a cervical abscess.

  title={Infected tracheal diverticulum presenting as a cervical abscess.},
  author={Marcus M Monroe and M. S. Lance McLean and Neil D Gross},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={145 3},
A 51-year-old man presented to a referring institution with increasing dyspnea and an enlarging right neck mass with overlying erythema and induration. His medical history was otherwise unremarkable. Computed tomographic scanning demonstrated a complex airand fluid-filled mass posterolateral to the right tracheal wall, displacing the thyroid lobe anteriorly (Figure 1). He underwent incision and drainage. Intraoperative cultures were positive for Haemophilus influenzae, and the patient received… CONTINUE READING

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