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Descriptor English:   Retropharyngeal Abscess 
Descriptor Spanish:   Absceso Retrofaríngeo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Abscesso Retrofaríngeo 
Synonyms English:   Abscesses, Retropharyngeal
Retropharyngeal Abscesses
Abscess, Retropharyngeal  
Tree Number:   C01.539.830.025.780
C07.550.781.625
C08.730.561.625
C09.775.649.625
Definition English:   An accumulation of purulent material in the space between the PHARYNX and the CERVICAL VERTEBRAE. This usually results from SUPPURATION of retropharyngeal LYMPH NODES in patients with UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS, perforation of the pharynx, or head and neck injuries. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate IM with infection term (IM) but not BACTERIAL INFECTIONS (since most abscesses are bacterial)
History Note English:   94 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   31078 
Unique Identifier:   D017703 

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