Pyopneumothorax - A rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess

S. Lokman, Abdullah Sani Mohamed, D. S. Sedek

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Abstract

A case of massive pyopneumothorax as a rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess following fish bone ingestion is reported. An initial attempt at removal of the fish bone in the oesophagus using the fibroptic oesophagoscope was unsuccessful, causing failure of its removal and the development of this rare and potentially fatal complication. The intercommunication of the retropharyngeal space with other spaces of the neck and thorax that allow this and most other complications to occur is described. Rigid endoscopes are the instrument of choice in retrieving sharp foreign bodies in the oesophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume107
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Retropharyngeal Abscess
Esophagus
Esophagoscopes
Fishes
Bone and Bones
Endoscopes
Foreign Bodies
Neck
Thorax
Eating

Keywords

  • Foreign body
  • Pyopneumothorax
  • Retropharyngeal abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Lokman, S., Mohamed, A. S., & Sedek, D. S. (1993). Pyopneumothorax - A rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 107(5), 460-462.

Pyopneumothorax - A rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess. / Lokman, S.; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani; Sedek, D. S.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 107, No. 5, 1993, p. 460-462.

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Lokman, S, Mohamed, AS & Sedek, DS 1993, 'Pyopneumothorax - A rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess', Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 460-462.
Lokman, S. ; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani ; Sedek, D. S. / Pyopneumothorax - A rare sequelae of retropharyngeal abscess. In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 1993 ; Vol. 107, No. 5. pp. 460-462.
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