Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 4, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Deep Neck Space Infections: Otolaryngologist Perspectives in Triage and Challenges

Gerald Parisutham Sebastian*, Karthikeyan Ramalingam

Department of Otolaryngology, Thanjavur Medical College, India

*Correspondance to: Gerald Parisutham Sebastian 

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Deep Neck Space Infection (DNSI) is defined as an infection involving potential spaces between three layers of deep cervical fascia and actual fascial planes of the neck. When the natural barrier of different fascial planes in the neck is ruptured, spread of infection is going along the fascial boundaries with deadly outcome. Increased prevalence commonly due to resistant polymicrobial strain, associated with comorbidities like DM, anemia, immunocompromised states may lead to refractory to medical management and needs surgical evaluation by otolaryngologist to secure airway and other complications. This study imparts the role of Otolaryngologist in surveillance case by case in assessment of space involved and the appropriate surgical management in spite of clinicalevaluation and diagnosis.



Sebastian GP, Ramalingam K. Deep Neck Space Infections: Otolaryngologist Perspectives in Triage and Challenges. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021; 4(2): 1125..

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