Presentation and management of deep neck space abscess

M. Panduranga Kamath, Ashok B. Shetty, Mahesh Chandra Hegde, Suja Sreedharan, Kiran Bhojwani, K. Padmanabhan, Saurabh Agarwal, Manoj Mathew, M. Rejeev Kumar

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Abstract

Objective: To study the presentation, etiology, microbiology and morbidity of deep neck space infections. Study Design: Retrospective study. Methods: 29 patients admitted in Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India between January 1997 and December 2002 with deep neck space infections were included in the study. Results: The most common space involved was the parapharyngeal space.No specific etiology was determined in 38%; an odontogenic cause was discovered in 28% of the patients; tonsillar/pharyngeal infections in 24% of patients and foreign body impaction in 7% of cases. The main morbidity was due to mediastinitis (5 patients). 1 patient succumbed to the disease. Mixed flora with aerobic and anaerobic infections was identified in most of the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2003

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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