Retropharyngeal foreign body in a Down Syndrome girl

  • Nurul Atikah Hamat Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Afiza Izura Mohammad Sofi Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Zulkiflee Salahuddin Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Irfan Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
Keywords: Foreign body; Retropharyngeal abscess; Down syndrome

Abstract

Pharyngeal foreign bodies are quite common. The diagnosis is usually clinical. The risk of complications including retropharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis are very low depending on the nature of foreign body and the duration taken for intervention. We share a challenging case of retropharyngeal abscess secondary to embedded foreign body in a Down syndrome patient, who presented with the sole presentation of torticollis. Surgical intervention with difficulties was performed with favourable outcome.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(3) 2019 p.641-645

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2019-05-30
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Hamat, N., Mohammad Sofi, A., Salahuddin, Z., & Mohamad, I. (2019). Retropharyngeal foreign body in a Down Syndrome girl. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(3), 641-645. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i3.41641
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Case Reports