颈部侧位X光肿块影像表现的扁桃腺周围脓疡(附病例报告)

Translated title of the contribution: Peritonsillar Abscess Presenting as a Mass Shadow on Lateral Neck Radiograph: A Case Report

Ying Juang Chen, Xian li Ruan, Chung-Ming Chen

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Abstract

Background: Lateral neck radiograph is the most significant radiographic examination performed in a child with a suspected pharyngeal lesion. Methods: A 10-year-old boy suffered from severe sore throat with drooling and could not open mouth for 1 day. He complained of difficulty initiating swallowing even swallowing own saliva. Results: A lateral neck radiograph showed a mass shadow behind the posterior border of the mandibular ramus. Contrast-en- hanced CT showed a rim-enhanced hypodense mass (1.5 × 1.3 cm) at right superio-lateral tonsillar fossa. Endoscopy revealed a visible bulge of the right tonsil. Peritonsillar abscess was consequently diagnosed. Conclusions: A properly positioned lateral neck radiograph with a good imaging quality is a useful modality in the preliminary diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess.
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
Journal亚洲儿科病例研究
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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