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CURRENT ISSUEOTORINOLARINGOLOGIA

A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 0026-4938

Online ISSN 1827-188X

 

Otorinolaringologia 2006 June;56(2):107-10

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Actinomycosis of the retropharyngeal space. Case report

Pelucchi S. 1, Bianchini C. 1, Amoroso C. 1, Grandi E. 2, Pastore A. 1

1 Department of Medical and Surgical Specialities Otorhinolaryngology Unity University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
2 Department of Pathology and Oncology Anatomy and Histophatological Unit University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Actinomyces are saprophytic bacteria of the oral cavity. They can produce a rare, chronic, and suppurative process that usually originates from teeth and mandible and then involve the cervical region, especially the sub-mandibular area. We described the first case of actinomycosis occurring in the retropharyngeal space and the literature review.

language: English


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