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(Ludwig angina)
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  • Focused Ultrasound Assists in Diagnosis and Management of Difficult Airway in Ludwig's Angina. [Case Reports]
    J Med Ultrasound 2019 Apr-Jun; 27(2):101-103Shih CC, Wang JC, … Hsu YP
  • Ludwig's angina is a rapidly progressive and life-threatening medical emergency. The mortality rate is about 8%. Management of the difficult airway in Ludwig's angina has been challenging for clinical physicians. We reported an otherwise healthy 49-year-old female, who visited our emergency department with progressive swelling of her chin, drooling, and dyspnea. Ludwig's angina with impending air…
  • Acute Fascial Space Infections of the Neck: 1034 cases in 17 years follow up. [Journal Article]
    Ann Maxillofac Surg 2019 Jan-Jun; 9(1):118-123Prabhu SR, Nirmalkumar ES
  • CONCLUSIONS: Treatment was given in the form of incision and drainage of the abscesses (83.69%) and systemic antibiotics (100%). The most common space infection among the deep neck infections is the submandibular space infection (52%). If the etiological factor was not removed which mostly was carious teeth, high chances of recurrence were found (27.27%). Four patients required tracheostomy, and there was one mortality in the entire series.
  • Ludwig's Angina: Anesthetic Management. [Journal Article]
    Anesth Prog 2019; 66(2):103-110Dowdy RAE, Emam HA, Cornelius BW
  • Ludwig's angina (LA) is a gangrenous cellulitis of the neck that spreads via continuity of the fascial planes. Treatment of LA includes aggressive antibiotic therapy as well as surgical drainage in many cases. The most common cause of infection is odontogenic and can be due to both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Signs and symptoms of LA include bilateral cervical swelling, dysphagia, drooling, n…
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