Thyroid abscess with extensive retropharyngeal extension successfully treated with open gravitational drainage

Soo Mun Yee, J. W. Teoh, M. Mahadzir, Z. Yahya, Min Han Kong

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Abstract

Thyroid abscess is a very rare condition comprising 0.1-7% of thyroid-related surgical cases. The common causative organisms are staphylococcus and streptococcus species. Thyroid abscess can be treated with antibiotics and surgical intervention. We reported a case of thyroid abscess with a large retropharyngeal extension in a 59 year-an old gentleman who was successfully treated with antibiotics, neck exploration, left hemithyroidectomy and gravitational drainage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Abscess
Drainage
Thyroid Gland
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Streptococcus
Staphylococcus
Neck

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Acute suppurative thyroiditis
  • Mediastinum
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Thyroidectomy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Thyroid abscess with extensive retropharyngeal extension successfully treated with open gravitational drainage. / Yee, Soo Mun; Teoh, J. W.; Mahadzir, M.; Yahya, Z.; Kong, Min Han.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.01.2017, p. 101-104.

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Yee, Soo Mun ; Teoh, J. W. ; Mahadzir, M. ; Yahya, Z. ; Kong, Min Han. / Thyroid abscess with extensive retropharyngeal extension successfully treated with open gravitational drainage. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 101-104.
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