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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 29(6); 1986 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1986;29(6): 929-34.
A Case of Ludwig's Angina with Parapharygneal Abscess, Retropharyngeal Abscess and Mediastinitis
Jee Sung Lee, MD1, Chang Bae Lee, MD1, Kwang Ock Kim, MD1, Seung Ho Cho, MD1, He Ro Yoon, MD1, and Keon Hyon Jo, MD2
1;Department of Otolaryngology, 2;Chest Surgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
부인두농양, 후인두농양 및 종격동염을 동반한 Ludwig's Angina의 1례
이지성1 · 이창배1 · 김광옥1 · 조승호1 · 윤희로1 · 조건현2
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실1;흉부외과학교실2;

Ludwig's angina is a threatening infection of the sublingual and submaxillary space, first described by Von Ludwig in 1836. In the preantibiotic era, mortality has exceeded fifty percent, and fatality are still reported. The supprative inflammation of this space develops from dental infection mainly and also develop from compound fracture of the mandible, traumatic laceration of the floor of the mouth, peritonsillar abscess and other systemic disease. Recently the authors experienced one case of Ludwig's angina dissected along deep cervical fascial plane into the parapharyngeal space, retropharyngeal space and anterior mediastinum. This is a report on this case with literature review.

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