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Acute purulent thyroiditis with retropharyngeal and retrotracheal abscesses.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of laryngology and otology
Publication Date
Volume
114
Issue
2
Pages
151–153
Identifiers
PMID: 10748838
Source
Medline

Abstract

An unusual case of acute purulent thyroiditis in a 45-year-old man forming a large abscess in the left lobe of the thyroid gland is described. It perforated the capsule at the posterior wall of the thyroid, causing extensive retropharyngeal and retrotracheal abscesses. The patient was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics and surgical excision of the infected tissues. He has remained well one year after the operation.

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