Disorders Of The Neck And Upper Airway

Theresa A. Hackeling Rudolph J. Triana, Jr.

Pharyngitis

Epiglottitis peritonsillar Abscess

RetropharyngeaiAbscess posttonsillectomy, and ÄdenoidectomySleeding

CausticJngestion

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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