Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess

M. Panduranga Kamath, Kiran M. Bhojwani, Surendra U. Kamath, Chakrapani Mahabala, Salil Agarwal

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Chronic retropharyngeal abscess caused by tuberculosis is rare. It should be suspected in a person who presents with a destructive lesion of the vertebra and a retropharyngeal mass. Early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent the serious complications of the disease. We present the case of a patient who came to our clinic with collapse of the C5-C6 vertebrae and retropharyngeal abscess. We were able to avoid any complications by initiating early surgical drainage and antituberculous therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-237
Number of pages2
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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