BoxKumasi, Ghana. Four cases of oro-facial infection leading to life-threatening complications are reported. Although all had been treated with antibiotics prior to consultation, lack of surgical intervention had allowed the infection to progress.
Infections of odontogenic origin are the commonly encountered diseases in their routine practice by head and neck specialists. Their spread to adjacent fascial spaces may follow as sequelae of untreated odontogenic infections, along a predictable route. This case report is entitled to present an unusual and rare case of migratory abscess of the right middle ear in a year old male patient, occurring as sequelae of an odontogenic infection in the right lower second molar and to explain a possible route of transmission of infection in this challenging case presentation.
Correspondence Address : Dr. Because of the complexity and the deep location of this region, the diagnosis and treatment in this area is difficult. The anatomy of deep neck spaces is highly complex and therefore precise localization of infections in this region is very difficult.
Submandibular space infection is acute cellulitis of the soft tissues below the mouth. Symptoms include pain, dysphagia, and potentially fatal airway obstruction. Diagnosis usually is clinical. Treatment includes airway management, surgical drainage, and IV antibiotics.
Masticatory, temporal and buccal space infection in an immunocompromised patient: a case report. Email Address: chaithra. Oral manifestations of these diseases are common in people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV infection and may be due to a decline in immune function.
The submandibular space is a fascial space of the head and neck sometimes also termed fascial spaces or tissue spaces. It is a potential spaceand is paired on either side, located on the superficial surface of the mylohyoid muscle between the anterior and posterior bellies of the digastric muscle. The anatomic boundaries of each submandibular space are: .
Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the use of ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in determining the state of infection, i. Materials and Methods: A total of 35 patients visiting the department and having an inflammatory swelling of odontogenic origin were chosen. Thorough history and clinical examination of patients was done to reach a clinical diagnosis of cellulitis or abscess.
Maxillofacial space infection MSI refers to infection in the potential spaces and fascial planes of the maxillofacial region, a region with a complex anatomy . MSI accounts for one of most common dental-related attendances at emergency departments. The main etiologies of MSI are odontogenic infection, lymphadenitis, and trauma with odontogenic infection accounting as a major contributor.
June 1, by William L. Substantial public and private resources are spent on the prevention and management of infections. Public health campaigns around the world have made considerable gains in the improvement of hygiene practices and disease prevention.