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Neck abscesses after a cervical trauma rarely occur, especially in children. Cervical abscesses are more generally complications of otolaryngological infections. Progression to severe complication or death may be rapid. We describe a case of a sternocleidomastoid muscle and retropharyngeal abscess that developed after a minor cervical trauma from being struck in the neck. The patient was surgically treated and received antibiotics, but returned with a recurrence of the cervical infection. We discuss the superinfection of the hematoma, cervical abscess management, and its treatment in children.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Retropharyngeal abscess, Cervical trauma complication, Children