Ludwig's angina

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Neck swelling several days post tooth extraction.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

CT Neck - 4 days later

Modality: CT

Oedema centred within the right submandibular space and base of tongue with adjacent subcutaneous fat stranding has increased substantially with significant mass effect with effacement of the right side of the oropharynx. Nasogastric tube and tracheostomy have been introduced.  

Appearance is consistent with Ludwig's angina (submandibular space infection) of odontogenic origin.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 17473
Case created: 17th Apr 2012
Last edited: 10th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.