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A case of Kawasaki disease preceding a retropharyngeal abscess

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2008;51(5):542-545.
Published online May 15, 2008.
A case of Kawasaki disease preceding a retropharyngeal abscess
Hee Ok Park, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Kyung Ok Ko
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea
인두 후부 농양이 선행된 가와사끼병 1례
박희옥, 임재우, 천은정, 고정옥
건양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Eun Jung Cheon, Email: koojook@medimail.co.kr
Abstract
Epidural hematoma (EDH) is relatively rare in newborn infants and frequently associated with instrumental deliveries or other complications during labor and delivery. Although surgical evacuation has been the most common therapy, many other procedures have been suggested. Although many epidural hematomas require surgical evacuation rather than non-surgical management, the conservatiob or aspiration of hematoma have been attempted. In the case of EDH associated with cephalhematoma, aspiration of cephalhematoma could be attempted because frequent features of these combination were communication between these hematoma. We report a case of successful nonsurgical management for epidural hematoma through the aspiration of accompanying cephalhematoma in a five-day-old newborn infant.
Key Words: Kawasaki disease, Retropharyngeal abscess


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