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Case 3396

Retropharyngeal abscess

Author(s)
Kaushik V, Simmons M, Kaushik V, Willatt DJ
 
Patient
male, 64 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Retropharyngeal abscess

    A lateral soft-tissue radiograph of the neck, demonstrating the loss of the normal cervical lordosis and marked prevertebral soft tissue swelling due to a retropharyngeal abscess.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Retropharyngeal abscess;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Retropharyngeal abscess

    A contrast enhanced axial CT image at the level of the floor of mouth, showing an area of low density in the retropharynx, interspersed with gas bubbles and surrounded by an area of ring enhancement.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Retropharyngeal abscess;
     
     
A lateral soft-tissue radiograph of the neck, demonstrating the loss of the normal cervical lordosis and marked prevertebral soft tissue swelling due to a retropharyngeal abscess.
 
A contrast enhanced axial CT image at the level of the floor of mouth, showing an area of low density in the retropharynx, interspersed with gas bubbles and surrounded by an area of ring enhancement.
 
 
 
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