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Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Jun;33(2):329-46. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.02.005.

Infections and edema.

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1
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
2
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Voice, Airway & Swallowing Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 3440 North Broad Street Kresge West 312, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA. Electronic address: asoliman@temple.edu.

Abstract

Infectious and inflammatory conditions of the head and neck may present with impaired airways. An understanding of the pathophysiology will allow for accurate diagnosis and prompt intervention. Preintervention discussion and planning by members of the airway team are crucial in developing a primary and backup plans for safely securing the airway.

KEYWORDS:

ACE inhibitor angioedema; Allergic angioedema; Deep neck infection; Hereditary angioedema; Ludwig angina; Peritonsillar abscess; Retropharyngeal abscess; Supraglottitis

PMID:
25999006
DOI:
10.1016/j.anclin.2015.02.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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