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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Idiopathic primary supraglottic laryngeal abscess


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Saurabh Varshney
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_12_19

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Laryngeal abscess is a suppurative submucosal connective tissue inflammation of the larynx. It is rare but can be life-threatening due to its potential for airway obstruction. The etiology and thus treatment has changed drastically from pre- to postantibiotic era. We are hereby reporting an interesting rare case of laryngeal abscess in this postantibiotic era. Current etiological factors and modes of presentation are also discussed in this article.


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