Retropharyngeal abscess in an afebrile child

Robert A. De Lorenzo, Jonathan I. Singer, William M. Matre

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A case of retropharyngeal abscess in a child is reported. The patient was nontoxic appearing, afebrile, and had minimal symptoms. The case is used to highlight the high index of suspicion that may be necessary to diagnose the condition. Diagnostic approaches, emergency treatment, and disposition of patients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Abscess
  • retropharyngeal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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