Ludwig angina

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies


Swelling in the floor of the mouth several days after a dental procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT findings support a diagnosis of Ludwig angina, inflammation of the floor of mouth.

Case Discussion

Ludwig angina is primarily a clinical diagnosis, but this case demonstrates findings that may be present on CT to support the diagnosis.

The patient in this case did not have clinically significant airway compromise and was treated with antibiotics.

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Case information

rID: 54816
Published: 30th Jul 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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