Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 25, 2019
  • Author: Vijay A Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What causes infection in the pathogenesis pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What are the possible complications of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What causes pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What are iatrogenic causes of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What are the risk factors for pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the prevalence of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the prognosis of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is included in patient education about pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What causes complications from pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

How is the mass of the pediatric retropharyngeal abscess treated?

How is rupture of a pediatric retropharyngeal abscess treated?

How is infection treated in pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of histology in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Treatment

How is pediatric retropharyngeal abscess treated?

What is the efficacy of surgery for pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which factors support a diagnosis of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

How is a pediatric retropharyngeal abscess aspirated?

What is the role of incision and drainage in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

When is patient transfer required for the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What are the indications of infection in the deep spaces in pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric retropharyngeal abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Penicillins, Amino are used in the treatment of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Penicillins, Extended-Spectrum are used in the treatment of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Cephalosporins, 2nd Generation are used in the treatment of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Lincosamides are used in the treatment of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Glycopeptides are used in the treatment of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess?