Parapharyngeal Abscesses Caused by Group G Streptococcus release_cokrejrbjzbwjgsihap3pnurfy

by Shori Tajima, Takashi Anzai, Rina Matsuoka, Hiroko Okada, Takuma Ide, Mitsuhisa Fujimaki, Shota Kaya, Shin Ito, KATSUHISA IKEDA

Published in Case Reports in Otolaryngology by Hindawi Limited.

2018   Volume 2018, p1-4


Deep neck abscess is a life-threatening infection that causes laryngeal edema and upper airway occlusion. The predominant bacterial species involved in this disorder is group A streptococcus. Group G streptococcus (GGS) constitutes the normal commensal flora of the human upper airway. Although rarely, it can cause pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and peritonsillar abscess. Here, we report a case of a woman with parapharyngeal abscess caused by GGS. A 56-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with complaints of sore throat and cervical swelling, and a diagnosis of parapharyngeal abscess was established. She had upper airway occlusion, requiring urgent tracheostomy. Endoscopic incision and drainage of the abscess using a specially designed, rigid curved laryngoscope was successfully performed. Since a rigid curved laryngoscope creates a wide viewing field and working space, it was useful for incision and drainage of the parapharyngeal abscess.
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