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RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS FROM LODGMENT OF FOREIGN BODY IN ESOPHAGUS

RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS FROM LODGMENT OF FOREIGN BODY IN ESOPHAGUS The occurrence of a retropharyngeal abscess as a complication of a foreign body in the esophagus is very rare. In the surgical consideration of retropharyngeal abscess in a number of standard works consulted, lodgment of an esophageal foreign body is not mentioned as an etiologic factor. REPORT OF CASE A woman, aged 65, who had had no previous difficulty in swallowing, had a sticking sensation in the pharynx while eating fish; she choked, gagged, and regurgitated a portion of the food she was attempting to swallow. The sticking sensation persisted and was localized in the left side of the neck at the level of the cricoid cartilage. She was unable to swallow solid or soft food, and liquids were swallowed only in small quantity and with great difficulty. Dr. G. Mason Astley was called and examined the pharynx, larynx and hypopharynx by means of a mirror, and excluded the presence http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS FROM LODGMENT OF FOREIGN BODY IN ESOPHAGUS

JAMA , Volume 84 (7) – Feb 14, 1925

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1925 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1925.26620330006011e
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Abstract

The occurrence of a retropharyngeal abscess as a complication of a foreign body in the esophagus is very rare. In the surgical consideration of retropharyngeal abscess in a number of standard works consulted, lodgment of an esophageal foreign body is not mentioned as an etiologic factor. REPORT OF CASE A woman, aged 65, who had had no previous difficulty in swallowing, had a sticking sensation in the pharynx while eating fish; she choked, gagged, and regurgitated a portion of the food she was attempting to swallow. The sticking sensation persisted and was localized in the left side of the neck at the level of the cricoid cartilage. She was unable to swallow solid or soft food, and liquids were swallowed only in small quantity and with great difficulty. Dr. G. Mason Astley was called and examined the pharynx, larynx and hypopharynx by means of a mirror, and excluded the presence

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 14, 1925

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