Cervical Myelopathy due to Tubercular Retropharyngeal Abscess

Authors

  • Md Robed Amin Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College.
  • Shantonu Kumer Saha Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • Hafiz Sardar Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Ahmedul Kabir Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Anisur Rahman Hawlader Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Md Ferdous Zaman Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Faizul Islam Chowdhury Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Md Abul Kashem Khandaker Professor, Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i2.5468

Keywords:

Retropharyngeal abscess, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, compressive myelopathy

Abstract

Tuberculosis is the commonest infectious disease in developing country. A retropharyngeal abscess is an immediate
life-threatening emergency, with potential for airway compromise and other catastrophic complications. We report
the clinical, radiological and histological findings of symptomatic 16 years old girl with the features of cervical cord
compression due to retropharyngeal abscess of tubercular origin. The patient improved after surgical management
of abscess was done followed by anti-tuberculous drugs.

Keywords: Retropharyngeal abscess; extrapulmonary tuberculosis; compressive myelopathy

DOI: 10.3329/jom.v11i2.5468

J MEDICINE 2010; 11 : 180-182

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Amin, M. R., Saha, S. K., Sardar, H., Kabir, A., Hawlader, A. R., Zaman, M. F., Chowdhury, F. I., & Khandaker, M. A. K. (2010). Cervical Myelopathy due to Tubercular Retropharyngeal Abscess. Journal of Medicine, 11(2), 180–182. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i2.5468

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