Spontaneous Retropharyngeal Haematoma: Case Report and Literature Overview

Authors

  • Apar Pokharel College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4981-1950
  • Prabhat Basnet College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Naganawalachulu Jayaprakash Mayya College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Damodar Kandel College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v15i2.24001

Keywords:

Magnetic resonance imaging, spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma

Abstract

Spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma is a rare and difficult case to diagnose early. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of spontaneous retropharyngeal hema-toma presenting with acute onset of neck pain, neck motion limitation and dysphagia. The diagnosis was established by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The hematoma was drained and the patient condition improved. It is important to be aware of this unusual condition with its distinct presentation. Most cases will resolve with conservative management. Surgical intervention is needed if medical management fails.

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Author Biographies

Apar Pokharel, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Prabhat Basnet, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Department of Radiodiagnosis

Naganawalachulu Jayaprakash Mayya, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Damodar Kandel, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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Published

2019-06-30

How to Cite

Pokharel, A., Basnet, P., Mayya, N. J., & Kandel, D. (2019). Spontaneous Retropharyngeal Haematoma: Case Report and Literature Overview. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 15(2), 153–155. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v15i2.24001

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Case Reports