June 2018

Retropharyngeal Abscess

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No me gusta!

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Wade H., MD -

" Limitation of neck extension and torticollis are more common than limited neck flexion" as per some resources.

The 18 yr old female I diagnosed RPA with said it hurt to EXTEND her neck, which seemed to make sense as neck extension would likely compress the abscess?

ps--Thanks for the awesome and very entertaining Crunch Time!!!!

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