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An 18-month-old boy presented to the accident and emergency department following trauma to the oropharynx by a doll's umbrella. Although no significant injury could be identified at first, it later transpired that he had developed retropharyngeal surgical emphysema with abscess. This case report aims to review the nature of retropharyngeal abscesses and to highlight and re-emphasize the fact that apparently non-serious pharyngeal injuries in children should be treated with suspicion.
Author(s): Siou G, Yates P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
ISSN (print): 0022-2151
ISSN (electronic): 1748-5460
Publisher: Cambridge University Press