Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician


Rahul K. Shah

DOI: 10.2174/97816080545961130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-459-6, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-124-3

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician serves both as a primer as well as an instant reference for all medical practitioners caring for t...[view complete introduction]

Pediatric Cervical/Deep Neck Space Infections

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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.

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