Thyroid Abscess with Extensive Retropharyngeal Extension successfully treated with open Gravitational Drainage.

 

Soo M.Y, Teoh J.W, Mahadzir M , Yahya Z, Kong M.H

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Malaysia.

 

ABSTRACT      

Thyroid abscess is a very rare condition comprising 0.1-7% of thyroid-related surgical cases. The common causative organisms are staphylococcus and streptococcus species. Thyroid abscess can be treated with antibiotics and surgical intervention. We reported a case of thyroid abscess with a large retropharyngeal extension in a 59 year-an old gentleman who was successfully treated with antibiotics, neck exploration, left hemithyroidectomy and gravitational drainage.

 

Keywords: Abscess, Acute suppurative thyroiditis, Retropharyngeal Abscess, Thyroidectomy, Mediastinum

  

Correspondence author: Dr. Soo Mun Yee,

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Pahang, 50586, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Email: munyee3008@hotmail.com

Contact number: +6017 673 3768

 

Brunei Int Med J. 2017; 13 (3): 101-104

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