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Retropharyngeal abscess secondary to a foreign body
  1. H Rumbold
  1. Correspondence to Dr H Rumbold, Department of Emergency Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK; helenrumbold{at}

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A 66-year-old woman presented one week after a piece of seafood shell caught in her throat. She was febrile (38°C) with a tender swollen neck and pus visible in her oropharynx. She was not …

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