Neck abscess and retropharyngeal lymphadenopathy

A thick-wall cavity filled with moderately and speckly fluid represents an abscess in this young cat. The medial retropharyngeal lymph node is enlarged, likely reactive.

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4 thoughts on “Neck abscess and retropharyngeal lymphadenopathy

  1. They were suspended debris but not food. With an esophageal rupture, we might expect clinical signs as dysphasia and likely presence of gas in the cavity. As the abscess was open, a culture can be performed if deemed necessary.

  2. In the cervical abscess, I seem to observe suspended food content. There may have been a rupture of the esophagus. The other suspect is having been stung by a foreign body and having become infected, with a regional ganglion reaction. It is advisable to puncture the abscess and culture it. If relevant, a fine needle puncture can be performed in the right regional ganglion.

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