Retropharyngeal Abscess of Cranial Base in a Child

Authors: jun. K. Sláma 1;  L. Mrázková 2
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení ORL a chirurgie hlavy a krku Masarykovy nemocnice, Ústí nad Labem ;  primář MUDr. K. Sláma sen. Oddělení RDG Masarykovy nemocnice, Ústí nad Labem 1;  primář MUDr. M. Derner 2
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 56, 2007, No. 2, pp. 115-118.
Category: Case History


Retropharyngeal abscess originates from purulent inflammatory process in retropharyngeal lymphatic nodes localized on both sides of the spine in pharyngeal inflammations. The case report describes the case of a 6-year boy with retropharyngeal abscess localized high up close to cranial base. The diagnostics of the abscess and therapy are described.

Key words:
retropharyngeal abscess, lymphatic nodes, cranial base


1. Černý, J. a kol.: Špeciálna chirurgia. Chirurgia krku a hlavy, Dérerova zbierka 4, 1995, s. 1.

2. Čihák, R.: Topografické prostory hlavy a krku. Anatomie 1. Avicenum, 1987, s. 379-380.

3. Lejska, V.: Absces retrofaryngeální-abscessus retropharyngealis. Kompendium ORL dětského věku. Grada, 1995, s. 1999-200.

Audiology Paediatric ENT ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
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