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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 6

Retropharyngeal Abscess in Adults – Varied Etiology

Chakravarti A* and Bhargava R
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospitals, New Delhi,India
Corresponding author : Dr. Arunabha Chakravarti
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Received August 18, 2015 Accepted October 21, 2015 Published October 29, 2015
Citation: Chakravarti A, Bhargava R (2015) Retropharyngeal Abscess in Adults – Varied Etiology. J Otol Rhinol 4:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000255


Objective: We present a series of three different cases of Retropharyngeal Abscess with different presentation, etiology and treatment.
Method: We reviewed the data of adult patients with retropharyngeal abscess treated in the department of Otorhinolaryngology with three different etiology and presentation.
Results: Retropharyngeal abscess can have different presentation dependent upon the varied etiology. xray of neck was useful in diagnosis of all the cases. Culture of the causative organism is necessary for appropriate treatment.
Conclusion: Retropharyngeal abscess are rare in adults and a high index of suspicion is required for correct and early diagnosis and institution of treatment. The therapy depends upon the etiology and causative organism.

Keywords: Retropharyngeal abscess; Adult; Multidrug resistant E.coli; Mycobacterium tuberculae; Streptococcus pneumominae

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