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Retropharyngeal abscess

MedGen UID:
57614
Concept ID:
C0155843
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Abscess, Retropharyngeal; Abscesses, Retropharyngeal; Retropharyngeal Abscess; Retropharyngeal Abscesses
SNOMED CT: Retropharyngeal abscess (18099001)

Definition

An abscess that develops in the soft tissues behind the posterior pharyngeal wall. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVRetropharyngeal abscess

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Abudinen-Vasquez S, Marin MN
Pediatr Emerg Med Pract 2020 Nov;17(11):1-24. Epub 2020 Nov 2 PMID: 33105074
Cirilli AR
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2013 May;31(2):501-15. Epub 2013 Feb 18 doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.01.002. PMID: 23601485
Reilly BK, Reilly JS
Infect Disord Drug Targets 2012 Aug;12(4):291-6. doi: 10.2174/187152612801319320. PMID: 22338591

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Siag K, Mazzawi S, Paker M, Biener R, Ghanayim R, Lumelsky D
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May-Jun;88(3):351-357. Epub 2020 Dec 5 doi: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2020.10.018. PMID: 33342696Free PMC Article
Klug TE, Greve T, Hentze M
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2020 Jul 30;19(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12941-020-00375-x. PMID: 32731900Free PMC Article
Reilly BK, Reilly JS
Infect Disord Drug Targets 2012 Aug;12(4):291-6. doi: 10.2174/187152612801319320. PMID: 22338591
Vieira F, Allen SM, Stocks RM, Thompson JW
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2008 Jun;41(3):459-83, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.01.002. PMID: 18435993
Coulthard M, Isaacs D
Arch Dis Child 1991 Oct;66(10):1227-30. doi: 10.1136/adc.66.10.1227. PMID: 1953008Free PMC Article

Diagnosis

Giordano D, Pernice C
N Engl J Med 2022 Jul 21;387(3):260. doi: 10.1056/NEJMicm2119678. PMID: 35857662
Li RM, Kiemeney M
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):95-107. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.09.003. PMID: 30454783
Klein MR
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.09.002. PMID: 30454781
Linkov G, Soliman AM
Anesthesiol Clin 2015 Jun;33(2):329-46. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.02.005. PMID: 25999006
Vieira F, Allen SM, Stocks RM, Thompson JW
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2008 Jun;41(3):459-83, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.01.002. PMID: 18435993

Therapy

Weiner KAS, Rieger CC, Wohl DL, Harley EH
Ear Nose Throat J 2023 Sep;102(9):580-583. Epub 2023 Jun 12 doi: 10.1177/01455613231178975. PMID: 37309202
Klug TE, Greve T, Hentze M
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2020 Jul 30;19(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12941-020-00375-x. PMID: 32731900Free PMC Article
Klein MR
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.09.002. PMID: 30454781
Zoorob R, Sidani M, Murray J
Am Fam Physician 2011 May 1;83(9):1067-73. PMID: 21534520
Skolnik N
J Fam Pract 1993 Aug;37(2):165-70. PMID: 8336098

Prognosis

Konishi T, Sakata A, Inokuchi H, Kumazawa R, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Tanabe M, Seto Y, Yasunaga H
Am J Otolaryngol 2023 Mar-Apr;44(2):103770. Epub 2022 Dec 26 doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103770. PMID: 36577172
Bivona L, Williamson A, Emery SE, Stokes WA
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2023 Mar;132(3):294-303. Epub 2022 Apr 21 doi: 10.1177/00034894221086993. PMID: 35450429
Kim SY, Yoo DM, Kim JH, Kwon MJ, Kim JH, Chung J, Choi HG
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Oct 12;19(20) doi: 10.3390/ijerph192013083. PMID: 36293687Free PMC Article
Ali NE, Alyono JC, Koltai PJ
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Nov;126:109613. Epub 2019 Jul 31 doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.109613. PMID: 31382216
Reilly BK, Reilly JS
Infect Disord Drug Targets 2012 Aug;12(4):291-6. doi: 10.2174/187152612801319320. PMID: 22338591

Clinical prediction guides

Nicotera DJ, Islam AA, Liu Y, Dunsky K, Lieu JEC
Laryngoscope 2024 Apr;134(4):1907-1912. Epub 2023 Sep 12 doi: 10.1002/lary.31048. PMID: 37698387
Chen YC, Pan HG, Jia DS, Wang HC, Li L, Teng YS
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2022 Dec 13;20(1):115. doi: 10.1186/s12969-022-00778-4. PMID: 36514104Free PMC Article
Demongeot N, Akkari M, Blanchet C, Godreuil S, Prodhomme O, Leboucq N, Mondain M, Jeziorski E
Arch Pediatr 2022 Feb;29(2):128-132. Epub 2021 Dec 23 doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2021.11.011. PMID: 34955300
Shah R, Bansal A, Singhi SC
Indian J Pediatr 2011 Oct;78(10):1268-72. Epub 2011 Jun 10 doi: 10.1007/s12098-011-0467-0. PMID: 21660400Free PMC Article
Boucher C, Dorion D, Fisch C
J Otolaryngol 1999 Jun;28(3):134-7. PMID: 10410343

Recent systematic reviews

Carbone PN, Capra GG, Brigger MT
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2012 Nov;76(11):1647-53. Epub 2012 Aug 23 doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.07.038. PMID: 22921604

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