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What is Retropharyngeal abscess?

What is Retropharyngeal abscess?

  • Retropharyngeal abscess: An abscess (pus-filled cavity) in the back of the throat. Prompt treatment is needed to avoid obstruction of airways and other complications including death.
  • Retropharyngeal abscess: A soft tissue infection of the throat with entry usually by the pharynx but sometimes as an extension of a lateral neck infection resulting from a neck injury. The major risk is upper airway obstruction caused by pharyngeal swelling. (Daniel R. Masys, from a written communication)
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Retropharyngeal abscess: Introduction

Types of Retropharyngeal abscess:

Broader types of Retropharyngeal abscess:

How serious is Retropharyngeal abscess?

Complications of Retropharyngeal abscess: see complications of Retropharyngeal abscess

What causes Retropharyngeal abscess?

Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess: see causes of Retropharyngeal abscess

What are the symptoms of Retropharyngeal abscess?

Symptoms of Retropharyngeal abscess: see symptoms of Retropharyngeal abscess

Complications of Retropharyngeal abscess: see complications of Retropharyngeal abscess

Retropharyngeal abscess: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Retropharyngeal abscess.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Retropharyngeal abscess: see treatments for Retropharyngeal abscess
Research for Retropharyngeal abscess: see research for Retropharyngeal abscess

Name of Retropharyngeal abscess

Main name of condition: Retropharyngeal abscess

 

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