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Recurrent cervical abscess due to piriform sinus fistula

  • Hiroshi Yamashita (a1), Takaaki Noguchi (a1) and Masahiro Takahashi (a1)

Abstract

A case of recurrent abscess on the left anterior neck due to a left piriform sinus fistula is presented. It is known that a piriform sinus fistula may cause acute suppurative thyroiditis, and also that it induces the recurrent anterior cervical abscess described in this case. Here, we suggest that barium swallow is an important aid to diagnosis cases of recurrent cervical abscess.

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Dr Hiroshi Yamashita, Department of Otolaryngology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Ube, Yamaguchi 755, Japan.

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Miyauchi, A., Matsuzuka, F., Takai, S., Kimura, K., Kosaki, G. (1981) Piriform sinus fistula. A route of infection in acute suppurative thyroiditis. Archives of Surgery 116: 6669.
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Recurrent cervical abscess due to piriform sinus fistula

  • Hiroshi Yamashita (a1), Takaaki Noguchi (a1) and Masahiro Takahashi (a1)

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