An unusual case of recurrent retropharyngeal abscess with incidental oesophageal fistula




Retropharyngeal abscess, Oesophageal fistula, Deep neck space infection


Retropharyngeal abscesses are infrequent in adults but they can lead to potentially fatal complications. These abscesses can lead to respiratory distress or extend to the mediastinum, requiring early diagnosis and aggressive management. We report a case of recurrent retropharyngeal abscess which required two times surgical drainage. An incidental oesophageal fistula found during evaluation which required endoscopic clipping making this case unusual.

Author Biographies

Pankaj Kumar Sahu, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Jitendra Bothra, Department of ENT, Military Hospital, Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Dept of ENT

Lovraj Goyal, Department of ENT, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Dept of ENT


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