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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

PAEDIATRIC RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS: CASE REPORT WITH A GHANAIAN EXPERIENCE

Grace Amoo-Quaye, Peter Appiah-Thompson*, Nana Andoh Hanson, Ryan Bjorn Meier, Jonathan LeGrand Curtis, Daniel Cox and Jeremy D. Meier

ABSTRACT

Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) with varying degrees of airway obstruction are relatively common at our centre in West Africa. Because of the resource limitations at our institution, including access to CT imaging and fiber-optic endoscopy, the approach to securing the airway differs from the management at centers in other places. We present a case of a child who presented in stridor with neck swelling. A diagnosis of RPA was made, an emergency tracheostomy performed after failed endotracheal intubation and incision and drainage subsequently done. We also discuss our experience over one year.

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