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Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by DOctorJay, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. DOctorJay

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    I'm an MS-III interested in PM&R and Pain

    saw a patient today come into the FP office complaining of posterior neck pain since Friday especially with left rotation, progressed to pain in the same area but now with swallowing...

    long story short, 6cm retropharyngeal abscess from C2 to C5 on MRI (he's at the hospital now)

    would this be something a pain journal might be interested in publishing? i'd be really happy to write it up as a case report if you guys think it would be worthy of publishing.

    thanks,
    -J
     
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  3. Spine Specialist

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    Why not? This case report will give pain specialists an oppurtunity to think outside the box. All posterior neck pains are not due to facet arthritis and cervicalgias....
     
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    Was there fever associated with this case? Was the uvula deviated? Did the patient have sore throat? What did the culture grow out? How interesting!!
     
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    Now i know to ask my patients to open their mouth for oral examination who comes with posterior neck pain.....dude..everyday i learn something new in life. Nah!...i already learnt this in medschool:D History..inspection...palpation...
     
  6. DOctorJay

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    no fever, no deviation of the uvula, no sore throat, no pharyngeal erythema or obvious lump. history was not helpful, inspection and even palpation did not help much.

    imaging... priceless

    no news yet on what grew out, thanks for your interest and comments
     

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