Thyroid Abscess with Extensive Retropharyngeal Extension successfully treated with open Gravitational Drainage.
Soo M.Y¹, Teoh J.W¹, Mahadzir M¹ , Yahya Z¹, Kong M.H²
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.
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.
Contact number: +6017 673 3768
Brunei Int Med J. 2017; 13 (3): 101-104