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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625178/endoscopic-electrocautery-and-fibrin-obliteration-of-an-acutely-complicated-pyriform-fossa-sinus-tract-in-a-septuagenarian
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R Heyes, A G Aulakh, R K Lingam, T Tatla
BACKGROUND: Pyriform fossa sinus tracts classically present with neck abscess, recurrent infections and suppurative thyroiditis in children; acute presentation in a geriatric patient is rare. METHODS: Case report and Medline literature review. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old female presented with a left-sided neck mass and severe odynophagia of 3 days' duration. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large-volume, loculated fluid collection extending throughout the deep spaces of the neck on the left, within and around the thyroid gland capsule...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607892/manifestations-of-tuberculosis-in-otorhinolaryngology-practice-a-retrospective-study-conducted-in-a-coastal-city-of-south-india
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Rithika Sriram, Kiran M Bhojwani
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck has proved to be a diagnostic challenge for otorhinolarynologists around the world and is often misdiagnosed as cancer. To contribute to a better understanding of TB in the head and neck region by assessing its various manifestations, presentations, diagnostic techniques, risk factors, coexisting illnesses and treatment modalities. This was a retrospective study conducted over a 3 year period (2012-2014) in 2 hospitals in South India, among patients diagnosed to have TB of the head and neck...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598461/acute-retropharyngeal-abscess-masquerading-as-meningitis
#3
P Sakthivel, R Yogal, H Verma, A Saini, A Chandran
Retropharyngeal abscess is a potentially serious deep neck space infection occurring more frequently in children than in adults. The clinical picture of RPA is highly variable with paucity of physical findings. Prompt diagnosis of RPA especially in infants is mandatory to prevent potential fatal complications including airway obstruction. The diagnosis of RPA should be based on high index of clinical suspicion with supportive imaging studies like lateral X-ray of neck and CT. We present a case of acute retropharyngeal abscess which was initially misdiagnosed as meningitis and led to airway obstruction...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468189/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-parotid-gland-mimicking-as-parotid-abscess-with-deep-neck-infection
#4
Huu Ngoc Minh Phan, Yong Tae Hong, Ki Hwan Hong
Carcinosarcoma, true malignant mixed tumor, of the parotid is an extremely rare tumor. Pathologically, it is composed of malignant epithelial and malignant mesenchymal elements. The carcinosarcoma of the salivary glands comprised only 0.04% to 0.16% of all malignant salivary tumors with 65% occurring in the parotid gland. This tumor has an aggressive characteristic and is often regarded as a high-grade tumor with distant metastasis occurring in 54% of the patients. Patients usually present between 60 and 65 years of age and most series report no sex predominance...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462728/peritonsillar-abscess-epidemiology-and-relationship-with-climate-variations
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G S M Freire, J H Z Dos Santos, P A Rolón, G B Pinheiro, A L L Sampaio
BACKGROUND: Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck in young adults. It is considered a purulent complication of acute tonsillitis, but other mechanisms have been proposed. There is no consensus as to whether seasonality affects peritonsillar abscess incidence. METHODS: This observational, descriptive, retrospective study explored the epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess and its relationship with seasonality. The cases were selected from the emergency otolaryngology service of a tertiary hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418347/difficult-cases-of-odontogenic-deep-neck-infections-a-report-of-three-patients
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Onur İsmi, Mesut Yeşilova, Cengiz Özcan, Yusuf Vayisoğlu, Kemal Görür
BACKGROUND: Deep neck infections are important otolaryngologic emergencies due to serious complications and the risk of airway compromise, which can lead to mortality. Although the most common causes among pediatric patients are tonsillitis and pharyngeal infections, odontogenic infections are an important cause in adults. CASE REPORT: We present three patients with multiple deep neck space abscess formation due to odontogenic infection. Two of them required tracheotomy due to airway compromise, and one had mediastinitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411005/bacterial-and-histopathological-findings-in-deep-head-and-neck-infections-a-retrospective-analysis
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Robert Cordesmeyer, Philipp Kauffmann, Tröltzsch Markus, Christian Sömmer, Helmut Eiffert, Felix Bremmer, Rainer Laskawi
OBJECTIVES: Deep neck infections are among the most dangerous acute diseases in the head and neck region. This analysis gives an overview of the bacterial and histopathologic findings of deep neck infections. STUDY DESIGN: From January 2002 to December 2012, 63 patients were diagnosed with and treated for deep neck infections at the University Medical Center Göttingen. Bacterial and histopathologic examinations were made, and the occurrence of bacterial pathogens and histopathologic findings were analyzed...
February 20, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409615/peritonsillar-abscess
#8
Nicholas J Galioto
Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck, occurring primarily in young adults. Diagnosis is usually made on the basis of clinical presentation and examination. Symptoms and findings generally include fever, sore throat, dysphagia, trismus, and a "hot potato" voice. Drainage of the abscess, antibiotic therapy, and supportive therapy for maintaining hydration and pain control are the cornerstones of treatment. Most patients can be managed in the outpatient setting. Peritonsillar abscesses are polymicrobial infections, and antibiotics effective against group A streptococcus and oral anaerobes should be first-line therapy...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391076/improvised-vacuum-assisted-closure-for-severe-neck-infection-in-poorly-equipped-conditions
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S Adam, H D Sama, C Chossegros, M K Bouassalo, M Y Akpoto, E Kpemissi
INTRODUCTION: Dental infections are common and are mainly due to dental caries. When left untreated, these infections can lead to severe life-threatening sepsis. CASE REPORT: The authors reported a case of a severe odontogenic deep neck space infection in a 54-year-old male. The patient was a heavy smoker with incidentally discovered diabetes. He was successfully treated by surgical drainage combined with an improvised Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) system. The results of surgical drainage followed by insertion of an improvised VAC system were spectacular...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328604/retropharyngeal-abscess-presenting-with-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Hasan Emre Koçak, Mehmet Nurettin Kiral, Harun Acipayam, Mustafa Suphi Elbistanli, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) is the second most common deep neck space infection after peritonsiller abscess in pediatric population. Major signs and symptoms on physical examination include fever, hypersalivation, odynophagia, reduced oral intake, sore throat, swelling on the neck, torticollis, limitation in neck mobility, and voice changes. In this paper, the authors present a case of RPA with unusual and interesting presenting symptoms in a 10-month-old infant that exhibit new-onset and worsening snoring and sleep apnea...
June 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
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REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179705/the-forgotten-disease-lemierres-syndrome
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Ahmed Farhan, Yawar Ali Shah, Bushra Tariq Ali, Uzma Mumtaz, Umar Farooq
Lemierre's syndrome refers to septic thrombosis of deep veins of the neck, is a rare and often life threatening complication following upper respiratory tract infections. We present here a case of Lemierre's syndrome in a previously healthy 30 years old female who had a febrile illness for two weeks with associated dysphagia, hoarse voice and right sided neck swelling. She was investigated for retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, tuberculosis and thyroiditis but finally concluded as Lemierre's syndrome based on the findings of thrombosis of the deep neck veins following respiratory tract infection, septic pulmonary emboli and clinical recovery with antibiotics and supportive care...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150061/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-with-lemierre-s-syndrome
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Taisuke Kaiho, Takahiro Nakajima, Shuji Yonekura, Sawako Hamasaki, Takekazu Iwata, Ichiro Yoshino
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a severe infection of the mediastinum. Lemierre's syndrome manifests as thrombophlebitis in the cervical veins, which is caused by a neck infection. A 50-year-old woman had a fever with a 13-day history of neck pain. CT showed a deep neck abscess with vertebral vein thrombosis and mediastinal abscesses. Multiple small pulmonary nodules were found, suggesting septic pulmonary embolism. Emergency surgery for bilateral cervical and mediastinal drainage was performed, and antibiotics and anticoagulation agent was administered...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141643/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-parotid-gland-mimicking-as-parotid-abscess-with-deep-neck-infection
#14
Huu Ngoc Minh Phan, Yong Tae Hong, Ki Hwan Hong
Carcinosarcoma, true malignant mixed tumor, of the parotid is an extremely rare tumor. Pathologically, it is composed of malignant epithelial and malignant mesenchymal elements. The carcinosarcoma of the salivary glands comprised only 0.04% to 0.16% of all malignant salivary tumors with 65% occurring in the parotid gland. This tumor has an aggressive characteristic and is often regarded as a high-grade tumor with distant metastasis occurring in 54% of the patients. Patients usually present between 60 and 65 years of age and most series report no sex predominance...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124631/is-ultrasonography-guided-drainage-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-incision-and-drainage-for-deep-neck-space-abscesses
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
P Dabirmoghaddam, A Mohseni, Z Navvabi, A Sharifi, S Bastaninezhad, A Safaei
BACKGROUND: Deep neck space abscesses are common head and neck surgery emergencies. Traditionally, surgical incision and drainage has been the main treatment for deep neck abscesses. Recently, it has been suggested that ultrasound-guided drainage of neck abscesses can be an effective and less invasive alternative to incision and drainage. METHODS: Patients with deep neck space abscesses referred to the emergency department of Amiralam Hospital were assessed and enrolled to the study if they met the inclusion criteria...
March 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122106/retropharyngeal-and-parapharyngeal-abscesses-factors-in-medical-management-failure
#16
James Kosko, Justin Casey
Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses are the most common deep neck infections in the pediatric population. How best to treat these patients, be it intravenous antibiotics or immediate surgical incision and drainage, has long been debated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient and abscess characteristics associated with failure of medical treatment. We retrospectively examined 46 patients between 1999 and 2009 at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. Patient charts were reviewed, and data collected included age, gender of the patient, size of the abscess, days of admission to the hospital, admission to the intensive care unit, and surgical intervention, if applicable...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900327/migrating-fish-bone-piercing-the-common-carotid-artery-thyroid-gland-and-causing-deep-neck-abscess
#17
Hafizah Husna Johari, Bee-Lian Khaw, Zulkifli Yusof, Irfan Mohamad
Foreign body (FB) ingestion is very common in Malaysian population. The most commonly ingested FB is fish bone. Common presenting symptoms include FB sensation, odynophagia and or sharp pricking pain during swallowing. A careful history and physical examination is very important. Despite negative laryngoscopy and rigid esophagoscopy, persistent symptoms warrants further radiographic imaging studies. The FB can migrate extraluminally and involve other important adjacent structures of the neck and along the digestive tract...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576733/deep-neck-cellulitis-limitations-of-conservative-treatment-with-antibiotics
#18
Kazuhiro Hirasawa, Kiyoaki Tsukahara, Ray Motohashi, Minoru Endo, Hiroki Sato, Yuri Ueda, Kazuhiro Nakamura
CONCLUSION: When the parapharyngeal space is infected, concurrent involvement of other spaces is likely, and involvement of multiple deep neck spaces is a key risk factor for abscess formation. OBJECTIVES: Deep neck infection is treated with antibiotics when abscesses have not yet been formed. However, in some cases, abscesses will form later and surgical drainage is warranted. This study retrospectively examined which cases were less likely to achieve cure, to clarify the limitations of conservative treatment for deep neck cellulitis...
January 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560953/submucosal-abscess-of-the-esophagus-caused-by-piriform-sinus-fistula-treated-with-transoral-video-laryngoscopic-surgery
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Satoshi Koyama, Kazunori Fujiwara, Tsuyoshi Morisaki, Takahiro Fukuhara, Katsuyuki Kawamoto, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi
Piriform sinus fistula (PSF) is a rare branchial anomaly that causes repetitive acute suppurative thyroiditis or deep neck abscess. The definitive treatment of PSF is open neck surgery. However, such surgery has a cosmetic problem and a high risk of recurrence. Furthermore, identifying the fistula is difficult due to previous repetitive infections. We report a case of esophageal submucosal abscess caused by PSF treated with endoscopic mucosal incision. The patient underwent transoral video laryngoscopic surgery (TOVS), and endoscopy as well as fluoroscopy revealed complete closure of PSF without any complication...
2016: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513803/serious-tonsil-infections-versus-tonsillectomy-rates-in-wales-a-15-year-analysis
#20
D Yap, A S Harris, J Clarke
INTRODUCTION Sore throat and tonsillitis place a significant burden on the National Health Service. National guideline criteria for gauging the severity of sore throat and tonsillitis have reduced the number of tonsillectomies performed, which is thought to have increased the rate of tonsil-related infections. METHODS Data was extracted from the prospective Patient Episode Database of Wales and analysed to determine the annual number of tonsillectomies for recurrent tonsillitis, adjusted for population changes...
January 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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