Parapharyngeal Abscesses Caused by Group G Streptococcus.

Authors:
Takashi Anzai
Takashi Anzai
Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
Rina Matsuoka
Rina Matsuoka
Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
Bunkyo | Japan
Hiroko Okada
Hiroko Okada
School of Medicine
Japan
Mitsuhisa Fujimaki
Mitsuhisa Fujimaki
Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
Shin Ito
Shin Ito
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Japan

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2018 27;2018:7307290. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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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September 2018
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