Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jun 23. Epub 2021 Jun 23.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 11, 97080, Würzburg, Germany.
Purpose: Infections of the deep neck, although becoming scarcer due to the widespread use of antibiotics, still represent a dangerous and possibly deadly disease, especially when descending into the mediastinum. Due to the different specialities involved in the treatment and the heterogenous presentation of the disease, therapeutic standard is still controversial. This study analyzes treatment and outcome in these patients based on a large retrospective review and proposes a therapeutic algorithm. Read More