Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses (RPAs, PPAs) usually affect young children. Surgical drainage and/or antibiotic therapy are treatment of choice, but no specific guidelines exist. In order to reduce the risk of severe complications, appropriate diagnosis and therapy are necessary. The aims of the study were to review diagnosis and management of children with RPAs/PPAs and to compare surgical versus medical approach.

Deep Neck Abscesses in Children: An Italian Retrospective Study

Donà, Daniele;Gastaldi, Andrea;Campagna, Marta;Grotto, Paolo;Da Mosto, Maria Cristina;Frigo, Anna Chiara;Volo, Tiziana;Martini, Alessandro;Da Dalt, Liviana
2020

Abstract

Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses (RPAs, PPAs) usually affect young children. Surgical drainage and/or antibiotic therapy are treatment of choice, but no specific guidelines exist. In order to reduce the risk of severe complications, appropriate diagnosis and therapy are necessary. The aims of the study were to review diagnosis and management of children with RPAs/PPAs and to compare surgical versus medical approach.
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