Cervical fasciitis and mediastinal abscess in a young healthy female patient undetected on X-ray or ultrasound

Cervical fasciitis and mediastinal abscess in a young healthy female patient undetected on X-ray... American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36 (2018) 1127.e5–1127.e7 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect American Journal of Emergency Medicine journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ajem Case Report Cervical fasciitis and mediastinal abscess in a young healthy female patient undetected on X-ray or ultrasound Meryl M. Abrams, MD , Christopher B. Ponce, MD, Xiao C. Zhang, MD, MS antibody screening test, rapid plasma reagin (RPR) were unremarkable. article i nfo A plain graph was ordered and was unrevealing for any focal abnormal- Article history: ities. Ultrasound of her neck was negative for any lymphadenopathy or Received 16 March 2018 abscess. Computed tomography (CT) of the neck with contrast showed Received in revised form 16 March 2018 diffuse cervical fasciitis with infiltration from level of parotid and sub- Accepted 20 March 2018 mandibular glands, extending inferiorly along strap muscles with en- Keywords: hancement of the parotid and submandibular gland (Figs. 1 and 2). A Cervical fasciitis subsequent CT chest with contrast showed a 3.6 cm cystic collection in Mediastinal abscess the anterior mediastinum abutting the aortic arch, concerning for medi- Emergency medicine Infectious disease astinal abscess (Fig. 3). Otolaryngology (ENT) and cardiothoracic surgery were consulted for potential surgical intervention, but given the precar- ious location http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Emergency Medicine Elsevier

Cervical fasciitis and mediastinal abscess in a young healthy female patient undetected on X-ray or ultrasound

Loading next page...
 
/lp/elsevier/cervical-fasciitis-and-mediastinal-abscess-in-a-young-healthy-female-j3HCDFfRbq
Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0735-6757
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ajem.2018.03.048
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36 (2018) 1127.e5–1127.e7 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect American Journal of Emergency Medicine journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ajem Case Report Cervical fasciitis and mediastinal abscess in a young healthy female patient undetected on X-ray or ultrasound Meryl M. Abrams, MD , Christopher B. Ponce, MD, Xiao C. Zhang, MD, MS antibody screening test, rapid plasma reagin (RPR) were unremarkable. article i nfo A plain graph was ordered and was unrevealing for any focal abnormal- Article history: ities. Ultrasound of her neck was negative for any lymphadenopathy or Received 16 March 2018 abscess. Computed tomography (CT) of the neck with contrast showed Received in revised form 16 March 2018 diffuse cervical fasciitis with infiltration from level of parotid and sub- Accepted 20 March 2018 mandibular glands, extending inferiorly along strap muscles with en- Keywords: hancement of the parotid and submandibular gland (Figs. 1 and 2). A Cervical fasciitis subsequent CT chest with contrast showed a 3.6 cm cystic collection in Mediastinal abscess the anterior mediastinum abutting the aortic arch, concerning for medi- Emergency medicine Infectious disease astinal abscess (Fig. 3). Otolaryngology (ENT) and cardiothoracic surgery were consulted for potential surgical intervention, but given the precar- ious location

Journal

The American Journal of Emergency MedicineElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off