Chronic retropharyngeal abscess

Authors

  • M Alamgir Chowdhury Professor & Head, ENT ? Head & Neck Surgery, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Road 8, Dhanmondi RA, Dhaka
  • Naseem Yasmeen Assistant Professor, ENT ? Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College for Women, Road 9, Uttara, Dhaka
  • Phub Tshering ENT ? Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12032

Keywords:

Chronic retropharyngeal abscess, tuberculosis

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic retropharyngeal abscess can occur in the adults as well as in children. It is usually due to tuberculous infection of the cervical spine as the pus directly spreads through the anterior longitudinal ligament into the retropharyngeal space. Case report: We report a case of chronic retropharyngeal abscess in a 60-year-old woman who presented with throat pain and dysphagia. On examination there was bulging of the posterior pharyngeal wall and also right sided neck swelling. She was treated by external drainage of abscess under local anaesthesia and she recovered well with anti-tubercular drugs

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12032

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2012; 18(2): 242-244

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Published

2012-11-24

How to Cite

Chowdhury, M. A., Yasmeen, N., & Tshering, P. (2012). Chronic retropharyngeal abscess. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 18(2), 242–244. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12032

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Case Reports