Vol. 95 No. 8  August 2002

Serious Deep Neck Abscess; Report of 2 Cases

Toshio Ishikawa and Hitoshi Tojima
(Hitachi General Hospital)

       We present two cases of serious deep neck abscess. Case 1 was a 60-year-old female with mediastinal abscess secondary to deep neck abscess complicating chronic hepatitis C during interferon treatment. Case 2 was an 81-year-old female with extensive deep neck abscess, and during treatment she was discovered to have diabetes mellitus. Computed tomography was most useful in both diagnosis and conducting post-operative observation. Surgical drainage in combination with intravenous infusion of appropriate antibiotics improved the abscess in both cases.

Key words : deep neck abscess, computed tomography, surgical drainage


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