Innovative Continuous Wound Irrigation Approach for Postoperative Treatment of Masticator Space Abscess

Ear Nose Throat J. 2023 Feb;102(2):133-135. doi: 10.1177/0145561321989441. Epub 2021 Jan 28.


This is a case of an innovative method of continuous irrigation approach for wound care following surgical drainage. Compared with the traditional labor-intensive irrigation, this novel handy method is not only reducing the workload but is also less time-consuming and inexpensive. This continuous irrigation approach is an efficient alternative approach for wound care in deep infection of the head and neck.

Keywords: abscess; cellulitis; cervical; device; irrigating; neck.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess* / surgery
  • Drainage* / methods
  • Head
  • Humans
  • Neck
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Therapeutic Irrigation / methods