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(Ludwig angina)
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  • A Severe Case of Ludwig's Angina with a Complicated Clinical Course. [Case Reports]
    Cureus. 2020 Apr 16; 12(4):e7695.Kovalev V
  • Ludwig's angina is a cellulitis of the submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces, which tends to spread rapidly along fascial planes. The most common cause is a dental infection, although any other oropharyngeal infection has the potential to develop into Ludwig's angina. The most feared complication of Ludwig's angina is airway obstruction. Treatment involves early recognition so that an a…
  • Deep Neck Space Infections: A Retrospective Study of 183 Cases at a Tertiary Hospital. [Journal Article]
    Cureus. 2020 Feb 01; 12(2):e6841.Almutairi DM, Alqahtani RM, … Algarni M
  • Objective Our study was performed to identify the clinical findings, risk factors, and complications of deep neck space infections (DNSI) at our center and compare our experience with the experiences of others. Methods Retrospectively, 183 cases of DNSI met our inclusion criteria from 2000 to 2018 at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Jeddah, Western Region, Saudi Arabia. Results In our study,…
  • Successful Management of Ludwig's Angina due to Dental Implant Displacement: A Rare Case Report. [Case Reports]
    Case Rep Dent. 2020; 2020:6934286.Cardoso LL, Gasperini G, … Marão HF
  • Dental implant surgery is a common procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery practices. Extensive training, skill, and experience allow this procedure to be performed with an atraumatic approach, but like any surgical technique, it is subject to accidents and complications. This is an unusual clinical case of an accidental displacement of an implant into the submandibular space that progressed …
  • Ludwig's angina and steroid use: A narrative review. [Review]
    Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 May - Jun; 41(3):102411.Tami A, Othman S, … McKinnon BJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: Primary literature reporting the use of steroids in the management of Ludwig's angina includes few cases. While the role steroids have in these cases remains uncertain, the articles summarized do not suggest an adverse influence, and may suggest a benefit.
  • Ludwig's angina: A diagnostic and surgical priority. [Case Reports]
    Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr; 93:160-162.Vallée M, Gaborit B, … Asseray N
  • Ludwig's angina has been known for two centuries as a rapidly and frequently fatal progressive gangrenous cellulitis or necrotizing fasciitis of the neck and the floor of the mouth. The management of the usually young patients affected requires a trained team combining medical skills in surgery, antibiotic therapy, and resuscitation. The prognosis is directly related to early surgical debridement…
  • Sialolithiasis with abscess: An uncommon presentation of a Ludwig's angina mimic. [Journal Article]
    Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Jan 07 [Online ahead of print]Bridwell RE, Oliver JJ, … Long B
  • Sialolithiasis represents the most common issue of the salivary gland, ranging from asymptomatic to airway compromising. In rapidly progressing, completely obstructive salivary stones, the presentation can mimic emergent oropharyngeal diseases, primarily Ludwig's angina. We present a case of a large and obstructive sialolith with abscess whose initial presentation was concerning for Ludwig's angi…
  • Focused Ultrasound Assists in Diagnosis and Management of Difficult Airway in Ludwig's Angina. [Case Reports]
    J Med Ultrasound. 2019 Apr-Jun; 27(2):101-103.Shih 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):118-123.Prabhu 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.
  • Abscess of the anterior belly of the digastric muscle: a case report. [Case Reports]
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2019 Sep; 101(7):e150-e153.Thompson A, Pankhania M
  • Abscess of the anterior belly of the digastric muscle has not been previously described and could pose a diagnostic and interventional dilemma. This case summarises the clinical, microbiological, radiological and surgical issues encountered and suggests learning points for clinicians posed with similar presentations. We recommend timely assessment by an appropriately trained clinician in either e…
  • Ludwig's Angina: Anesthetic Management. [Journal Article]
    Anesth Prog. 2019 Summer; 66(2):103-110.Dowdy 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…
  • Ludwig's angina: a multidisciplinary concern. [Journal Article]
    Br J Nurs. 2019 May 09; 28(9):547-551.Parker E, Mortimore G
  • Although relatively uncommon, Ludwig's angina is a potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth and neck. There is a danger of airway obstruction by swelling in the area and displacement of the tongue, and patients are at risk of deterioration. There are many factors thought to place patients at an increased risk of developing the condition. These include recent dental treatme…
  • Ludwig's angina, a rare complication of mandibular fractures. [Case Reports]
    J Int Med Res. 2019 May; 47(5):2280-2287.Juncar M, Juncar RI, Onisor-Gligor F
  • Traumas are a major problem worldwide. A considerable proportion of traumas are located in the cephalic extremity. Neglect of these disorders by patients or those responsible for patient management may result in particularly serious consequences. This paper presents the case of a 58-year-old male patient with an intraorally open mandibular fracture, which left untreated for 3 days, was complicate…
  • Fatal deep neck infection and respiratory arrest. [Case Reports]
    Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 Jan; 32(1):67-69.Lee MH, Carmichael RA, … Reddy LV
  • Despite the wide availability of antibiotics and medical care, deep neck infections requiring hospitalization are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Thus, early recognition and aggressive treatment are key in preventing unfavorable outcomes. We present the case of a patient who rapidly progressed from nonspecific upper respiratory symptoms to obstructive airway loss and death du…
  • Decompression of Ludwig's angina in a pregnant patient under bilateral superficial cervical plexus block. [Journal Article]
    J Perioper Pract. 2019 Feb 27 [Online ahead of print]Rahman T, Ahmed S, Rahman S
  • Ludwig's angina is defined as a potentially lethal, rapidly spreading cellulitis, involving the sublingual and submandibular spaces, and is manifested by a brawny suprahyoid induration, tender swelling in the floor of the mouth, and elevation and posterior displacement of the tongue. During a life-threatening infection such as Ludwig's angina, the mother and foetus are vulnerable to septicemia an…
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