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Presentación de un caso | Ludwig’s angina is an infection-caused disease mainly Su tratamiento se basa en tres pilares esenciales, dados por medidas. Kurien et al (7) realizaron un estudio comparativo entre las causas de la angina de Ludwig en niños y en adultos, observando que en el 52% de los adultos se. Angina de ludwig 2. 1. CCuurrssoo ddee HHiissttoollooggiiaa aaNNggiiNNaa ddee lluuddWWiigg ddrraa:: ggaabbrriieellaa eelliissaa ttoorrrreess oorrttiizz; 2.

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Report of a case and review of the literature. Tracheostomy tube care was taken in the postoperative period, and the skin was strapped on the fifth postoperative day after the removal of the tracheostomy tube. Contemporary mangement of deep neck space infections. Changing trends in deep neck abscess. This item has received. His temperature was A retrospective study of patients.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Preoperative appearance with bilateral involvement of the submandibular, sublingual, and the submental spaces showing brawny induration of the swelling. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. If patients present with swelling, pain, elevation of the tongue, malaise, fever, neck swelling, and dysphagia, the submandibular area can be indurated, sometimes with palpable crepitus.

September Pages Therefore, airway management is the primary therapeutic concern. Comparison of clinical picture and outcomes with nondiabetic patients.


Previous article Next article. Cuatro pacientes desarrollaron una mediastinitis, falleciendo uno de ellos.

Actualizacion de Criterios Diagnosticos y Tratamiento de la Angina de Ludwig. – Free Online Library

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Ludwig’s angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis that presents an acute onset and spreads rapidly, bilaterally affecting the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces oudwig in a state of emergency.

Footnotes Source of Support: Report of a case and rewie of the literature. Four patients developed mediastinitis, and one died as a consequence of it.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

Is conservative treatment of deep neck space infections appropriate?. Separate stab incisions was made in relation to the submandibular space bilaterally and submental space. In the early stages of the disease, patients may be managed with observation and intravenous antibiotics.

Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg,pp. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. A sinus forceps was introduced to open up the tissue spaces and pus was drained. J La State Med Soc. Full text is only aviable in PDF. Intravenous penicillin G, clindamycin or metronidazole are the antibiotics recommended for use prior to obtaining culture and antibiogram results.

Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. Oral Surg Med Oral Pathol, 78pp. The blood report was normal except for raise in ESR, eosinophilia. Management of Ludwig’s angina with small neck incisions: Deep neck infections are dangerous for its potential ease to fascial spread, sepsis, and upper airway obstruction.


Extra-oral swelling was indurated, nonfluctuant with bilateral involvement of the submandibular and sublingual glands [ Figure 1 ]. A retrospective study of patiens.

In Ludwig’s angina, the submandibular space is the primary site of infection. Inability to swallow saliva and stridor raise concern because of imminent airway compromise. Advanced infections require the airway to be etiolgoia with surgical drainage.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

This is complicated by pain, trismus, airway edema, and tongue displacement creating a compromised airway. Computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric neck infections. The most feared complication is airway obstruction due to elevation and posterior displacement of the tongue. A review of odontogenic infections. The appropriate use of parenteral antibiotics, airway protection techniques, and formal surgical drainage of the infection remains the standard protocol of treatment in advanced cases of Ludwig’s angina.

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Actualizacion de Criterios Diagnosticos y Tratamiento de la Angina de Ludwig.

Radiographic analysis of deep cervical abscesses. Ramesh CandamourtySuresh VenkatachalamM. Anginx angina and deep neck infections are dangerous because of their normal tendency to cause edema, distortion, and obstruction of airway and may arise as a consequence of airway management mishaps.