Retropharyngeal abscess rare presentation in a 11 months old infant: a case report
Keywords:Retropharyngeal abscess, Dyspnea, Dysphagia, Stridor, Infants
Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) is a rare deep neck infection that usually affects young children. It is the most common deep neck infection in children. We would like to present this case because of unusual presentation at this age.
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