Title

Image-guided surgical drainage of medial parapharyngeal abscesses in children: A novel adjuvant to a difficult approach

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Journal

Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology

Volume

113

Issue

2

DOI

10.1177/000348940411300206

Keywords

Child; Image-guided surgery; Neck abscess; Parapharyngeal space

Abstract

Surgical drainage of localized infections in deep neck spaces in children is often completed without a high degree of technical difficulty. However, abscess drainage within the superior parapharyngeal space medial to the great vessels is particularly challenging for otolaryngologists. Drawbacks to both the intraoral and external approaches to this area have led us to develop a new adjunctive technique that utilizes intraoperative image-guided technology to augment the intraoral approach. Here we present a case series of 12 children in whom this technique was successfully used.

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