Theresa A. Hackeling Rudolph J. Triana, Jr.
Epiglottitis peritonsillar Abscess
RetropharyngeaiAbscess posttonsillectomy, and ÄdenoidectomySleeding
Foreign Bodies oftheAerodigestiye.., Tract Laryngeal.. Trauma
This chapter discusses common infections and the most important conditions that can obstruct the upper airway. The upper airway infections are pharyngitis, epiglottitis, peritonsillar abscess, and retropharyngeal abscess. Noninfectious conditions that can obstruct the airway are posttonsillectomy bleeding, caustic ingestion, foreign bodies, and laryngeal trauma.
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