A retropharyngeal abscess occurs when a throat infection forms a collection of pus (abscess) in the back of the throat.
A retropharyngeal abscess usually needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics.
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise