Extensive Parapharyngeal Abscess in a 4-Month-Old Infant

Authors

PETROVÁ Barbora ŠIKOLOVÁ Soňa BARTOŠ Michal JANČÍKOVÁ Jana JABANDŽIEV Petr KLABUSAYOVÁ Eva URÍK Milan

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ear, Nose & Throat Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/01455613211049854#
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01455613211049854
Keywords parapharyngeal abscess; infant; computed tomography; surgery
Description Parapharyngeal abscess in an infant is a very rare condition. We present the case of a 4-month-old girl with large masses on the neck’s left side. Computed tomography showed an extensive parapharyngeal abscess. Left tonsillectomy was performed under general anesthesia from a transoral approach, followed by an incision and evacuation of the abscess from the parapharyngeal space. Microbiological analysis identified a massive occurrence of Streptococcus intermedius.
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