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Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess producing respiratory obstruction.
  1. N Carroll,
  2. R J Bain,
  3. M H Tseung,
  4. R H Edwards
  1. Department of Medicine, Royal Liverpool Hospital.


    Oropharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare presentation of the disease even in the presence of extensive pulmonary tuberculosis. A case is described in which a retropharyngeal abscess, causing stridor and threatening respiratory obstruction, was the only manifestation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

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