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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Acute laryngeal abscess following acute sinusitis: A rare presentation in the modern era


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS (DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS (DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shraddha Jain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS (DU), Sawangi, Wardha - 442 005, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.118722

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Acute laryngeal abscess is a rare but potentially lethal condition. There are historic descriptions of its association with systemic illnesses like typhoid fever or as a result of spread of infection following upper respiratory tract catarrh. The etiology of laryngeal abscess in recent times has changed to those with underlying malignancy, trauma due to airway instrumentation, nasogastric intubation, and external beam radiotherapy. Here we report a case of acute laryngeal abscess following catarrh, identical to the historic descriptions, probably the first such report in the modern era, highlighting the importance of its early diagnosis and high index of suspicion, which led to a very good recovery in our patient.


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