Pediatric Cervical/Deep Neck Space Infections
- Pp. 124-135 (12)Stanley Voigt and Jan C. Groblewski
Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are common in the pediatric population but frequently present diagnostic and management challenges for the practitioner. If undiagnosed or inappropriately managed, infections of the deep neck can progress rapidly and cause significant morbidity and mortality. In this chapter, relevant anatomy, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, medical and surgical management, and potential complications are discussed.