Periapical abscess

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Female presented with fever.

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Female

CT Neck

CT shows a irregular collection with hypodense center and a small bubble of air in relation to the right mandible.

Case Discussion

The CT of this patient shows an odontogenic abscess secondarily affecting the submandibular space, with a group of reactive lymphadenopathy  with an hypertrophic and inflamed sub​​mandibular gland 

Odontogenic infections can spread into space neighbour anatomical space by contiguity or spread into the bloodstream to other locations.

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Case information

rID: 22546
Case created: 6th Apr 2013
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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