Retro-Pharyngeal Abscess

Etiology

  • Strep
  • Polymicrobial
  • Spread of infxn from adjacent space

Symptoms

  • F
  • C
  • Acute
  • Sob
  • Difficulty swallowing or handling secretions
  • Difficulty speaking

Physical Exam Findings

  • Sitting up
  • Drooling
  • Neck swelling
  • Stridor
  • Swelling in post pharynx