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Actualizacion de Criterios Diagnosticos y Tratamiento de la Angina de Ludwig.

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Ludwig’s angina was coined after the German physician, Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig who first described this condition in as a rapidly and frequently fatal progressive gangrenous cellulitis and edema of the soft tissues of the neck and floor of the mouth.

A year-old gentleman reported to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a chief complaint of inability to open the mouth, pain, and swelling in relation to the lower jaw and neck since a day.

J Otolaryngol, 19pp. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg,pp. If patients present with swelling, pain, elevation of the tongue, malaise, fever, neck swelling, and dysphagia, the submandibular area can be indurated, sometimes with palpable crepitus.

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Deep neck abscesses — changing trends. Here we report a case of wide spread odontogenic infection extending to the neck with elevation of the floor of the mouth obstructing the airway which resulted in breathlessness and stridor for which the patient was directed to maintain his airway by elective tracheostomy and subsequent drainage of the potentially involved spaces.


Footnotes Source of Support: Case report and review. Is conservative treatment of deep neck space infections appropriate?.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

Preoperative appearance with bilateral involvement of the submandibular, sublingual, and the submental spaces showing brawny induration of the swelling. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

Deep neck infections are dangerous for its potential ease to fascial spread, sepsis, and upper airway obstruction. An immediate diagnosis of Ludwig’s angina was made, and the patient was posted for surgical decompression under general anesthesia.

Support Center Support Center. Parhiscar A, Har-El G. The wound was irrigated with normal saline, and a separate tube drain was placed and secured to the skin with luddwig sutures [ Figure 2 ].

Subscribe to our Newsletter. Ludwig’s angina, odontogenic infection, surgical decompression, tracheostomy. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same.

Patient recovery was satisfactory. This is complicated by pain, trismus, airway edema, and tongue displacement creating a compromised airway. Busch RF, Shah D. Ludwig’s angina and deep neck infections are dangerous because of their normal tendency to cause edema, distortion, and obstruction of airway and may arise as a consequence of airway management mishaps. Cuatro pacientes desarrollaron una mediastinitis, falleciendo etiologiz de ellos. This item has received. Ludwig’s angina in the pediatric population: Radiographic analysis of deep cervical abscesses.


The incidence of deep neck infections has decreased after the itroduction of antibiotics but they still may be lethal especially when life-threatening complications occur. Ramesh CandamourtySuresh VenkatachalamM. Tracheostomy tube care was taken in the postoperative period, and the skin was strapped anginz the fifth postoperative day after the removal of the tracheostomy tube.

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Report of a case and rewie of the literature. Jama,pp.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Elective tracheostomy was done under local anesthesia, airway etio,ogia and general anesthesia was provided. A present day complication. On physical examination, he had respiratory distress and was toxic in appearance and his vital signs were monitored immediately.

A retrospective study of patiens. A review of odontogenic infections. Extra-oral swelling was indurated, nonfluctuant with bilateral involvement of the submandibular and sublingual glands [ Figure 1 ].

Ludwig’s angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis that presents an acute onset and spreads rapidly, bilaterally affecting the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces resulting in a state of emergency. A review of current airway management. J Tenn Dent Assoc. Comparison of clinical picture and outcomes with nondiabetic patients.

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