International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Otorhinolaryngology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 4.5 / 10


Cervical Pott's Disease Presenting as a Large Retropharyngeal Abscess: A Rare Case Report

Hiren Debbarma


Abstract: A 27 year old male complaints of pain and difficulty in swallowing for 20 days with difficulty in breathing for 2 days associated with low grade fever for long duration. On clinical examination, the patient was mild febrile, thin built, fatigue, cachexic and mild anemic. Oropharynx revealed a posterior pharyngeal wall bulge. A lateral radiograph of the neck suggested soft tissue accentuation in prevertebral region with straightening of cervical vertebra. A contrast enhanced CT scan showed erosion and cortical destruction of endplate of C5 & C6 vertebral bodies. The aspirated pus from posterior pharyngeal wall bulge was tested positive on CB - NAAT for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.


Keywords: Pott's spine, Retropharyngeal Abscess, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, CBNAAT


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1247 - 1248


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