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The rare fourth branchial cleft anomaly

April 30, 2016  |  Jonathan A. Harounian, MD; David Goldenberg, MD; Jason G. May, MD

The treatment for fourth branchial anomalies is complete surgical excision because of the risk of infection and life-threatening abscesses.

Bezold abscess

June 5, 2015  |  Yu-Hsuan Lin, MD; Ming-Yee Lin, MD

In some circumstances, the only sign or symptom of Bezold abscess is an unnoticed neck lump.

Minimally invasive drainage of a posterior mediastinal abscess through the retropharyngeal space: A report of 2 cases

March 2, 2015  |  Dan Lu, MD; Yu Zhao, MD, PhD

Abstract

Foreign-body ingestion is a common cause of esophageal perforation, which can lead to a fatal posterior mediastinal abscess. Routine treatments include the drainage of pus through the esophageal perforation, thoracotomy, and videothoracoscopic drainage. We present 2 cases of...

Septic arthritis: A unique complication of nasal septal abscess

March 2, 2015  |  Steven M. Olsen, MD; Cody A. Koch, MD, PhD; Dale C. Ekbom, MD

Abstract

Nasal septal abscesses (NSAs) occur between the muco-perichondrium and the nasal septum. They most often arise when an untreated septal hematoma becomes infected. The most commonly reported sequela is a loss of septal cartilage support, which can result in a nasal deformity....

Group A beta streptococcal infections in children after oral or dental trauma: A case series of 5 patients

January 19, 2015  |  Brittany E. Goldberg, MD; Cecile G. Sulman, MD; Michael J. Chusid, MD

Abstract

Group A streptococcus (GAS) produces a variety of disease processes in children. Severe invasive diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis can result. Traumatic dental injuries are common in the pediatric population, although the role of dental injuries in invasive GAS disease is...

Fusobacterium necrophorum in a pediatric retropharyngeal abscess: A case report and review of the literature

December 19, 2014  |  Jeffrey Cheng, MD; Andrew J. Kleinberger, MD; Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD

We present the case of a 17-year-old boy who developed a deep space neck infection following cervical trauma. He was initially managed conservatively with broad-spectrum antibiotics, but when he failed to improve clinically, he required surgical drainage. Wound cultures grew Fusobacterium...

Lingual tonsil abscess with parapharyngeal extension: A case report

September 18, 2014  |  Andrew M. Coughlin, MD; Reginald F. Baugh, MD; Harold S. Pine, MD

Abstract

Lingual tonsil abscess is a rare disorder previously reported only once in the English literature. Because of their similar structure to that of the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils have the propensity to develop infection in the same way. The progression of infection,...

Bilateral mastoid subperiosteal abscesses in an infant

January 24, 2013  |  Hernan Goldsztien, MD; Kevin D. Pereira, MD

The finding of bilateral acute mastoiditis in an infant should prompt a search for underlying predisposing causes.

Streptococcus milleri head and neck abscesses: A case series

June 4, 2012  |  Christopher Robert Foxton, MA(Oxon); Smariti Kapila, MBBS; Justin Kong, MBBS; Neil John Thomson, FRACS

Abstract

Streptococcus milleri infections and abscesses in the head and neck region have been previously reported, but there is still a dearth of clinical literature on this topic. To add to the available reports and to promote a better understanding and...

Peritonsillar abscess: A comparison of outpatient IM clindamycin and inpatient IV ampicillin/sulbactam following needle aspiration

June 1, 2005  |  Cem Ozbek, MD; Erdinc Aygenc, MD; Evrim Unsal, MD; Cafer Ozdem, MD
Abstract
In an attempt to assess the effect of antibiotic choice on the treatment of peritonsillar abscess, we compared...

Neck abscess secondary to cat-scratch disease

November 1, 2004  |  Robert L. Dean, MD, PhD; John F. Eisenbeis, MD
Abstract
A 7-year-old boy was referred to us for evaluation of an enlarging neck mass. The results of his primary... Subscribe to Abscess