Rare manifestation of Pott’s spine

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 23, Jalan Pahang, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Correspondence: Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya, MD, Otorhinolaringologist, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 23, Jalan Pahang, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e-mail: shakthy_18@yahoo.com

Pediatr Med Rodz 2020, 16 (1), p. 107–109
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2020.0019
ABSTRACT

Retropharyngeal abscess with cervical spine tuberculosis is a rare presentation of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, which can lead to severe life-threatening complications. We report a case of a young man who presented with odynophagia and neck pain. Intraoral examination revealed cystic mass over the posterior pharyngeal wall, which turned out to be a retropharyngeal abscess secondary to tuberculosis of spine. The patient recovered with anti-tubercular treatment. We would like to highlight the diagnostic challenge faced and the management of this entity.

Keywords: retropharyngeal abscess, Pott’s spine, tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess