Infections of Deep Neck Spaces

Blake W Hansen, Stanislav Ryndin, Katherine M Mullen
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR 2020, 41 (1): 74-84
Identifying infections of the deep neck spaces and understanding how they spread can be a diagnostic challenge that is complicated by complex anatomy and far-reaching clinical implications. Deep neck infections have the potential to quickly spread throughout the neck and chest, leading to widespread disease that can be rapidly fatal and resistant to treatment. This article provides a foundation for evaluating deep neck infections through a review of essential anatomy and a discussion of important diseases that interact with these spaces.

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