[Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess in an HIV patient. Report of a case]

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. Nov-Dec 1993;44(6):467-70.
[Article in Spanish]


The tubercular retropharyngeal abscess is a rare manifestation of this infection, even in the presence of an extensive pulmonary involvement. We present the case of a patient HIV positive with an important compromise of the airway, and a review of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Airway Obstruction / etiology*
  • Drainage
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess / complications
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess / microbiology*
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess / surgery
  • Tuberculosis / complications*
  • Tuberculosis / surgery