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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 39-42

Giant Tuberculous Retropharyngeal Abscess with Associated Neurological Manifestations in Cervical Pott's Disease


Department of Neurosurgery, LTMG Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Batuk Diyora
Department of Neurosurgery, Second Floor, College Building, LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/joss.joss_1_21

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Retropharyngeal abscess is a relatively uncommon pathology that predominantly occurs in the pediatric age group. Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess (TBRPA) is relatively rare. TBRPA in a 13-year-old female child was reported. She presented with neck pain, restricted neck movements, right upper limb weakness, dysphagia, odynophagia, and weight loss. Radiological imaging showed upper cervical spine tuberculosis with a giant retropharyngeal abscess. She underwent drainage of pus and stabilization of the upper cervical spine. Subsequently, she received antituberculous therapy for 18 months. Postsurgery, her clinical symptoms improved. At a 1-year follow-up, there was no evidence of recurrence of the tuberculous lesion.


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