Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess

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

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Abstract

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
Volume86
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2007

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Retropharyngeal Abscess
Spine
Early Diagnosis
Drainage
Tuberculosis
Therapeutics

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Kamath, M. P., Bhojwani, K. M., Kamath, S. U., Mahabala, C., & Agarwal, S. (2007). Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 86(4), 236-237.
Kamath, M. Panduranga ; Bhojwani, Kiran M. ; Kamath, Surendra U. ; Mahabala, Chakrapani ; Agarwal, Salil. / Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess. In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 86, No. 4. pp. 236-237.
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