Retropharyngeal abscess caused by atypical mycobacterium

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977 Nov;103(11):681-4. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1977.00780280077011.

Abstract

Mycobacterial retropharyngeal abscesses are usually secondary to cervical tuberculous osteomyelitis. A case is presented of a retropharyngeal abscess that was caused by the atypical mycobacteria with no mucous membrane or cervical spine involvement. The operative and medical management is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Abscess / etiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Granuloma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium Infections*
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous*
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria / classification
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology*
  • Radiography