Retropharyngeal Abscess

  1. What is the differential for a sore throat?
  2. What would make you consider retropharyngeal abscess?
  3. What are the upper airway signs that signify an impaired airway (and the need to intubate)?
  4. How do you diagnose retropharyngeal abscess? 
  5. What is the management of a retropharyngeal abscess? 



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