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 Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology|
|Current as of||August 2, 2012|
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