Intraoral Approach Drainage of Submasseteric Abscess in a 14-Month-Old Child

Norsyamira Aida Mohamad Umbaik, Nik Syahrul Hafizzi, Nik Khairani Nik Mohamad, Hashimah Ismail, Irfan Mohamad

Abstract


Submassteric abscess is a rare head and neck abscess. It may mimic a parotid abscess due to very close anatomical relationship. We present a 14-month-old child presented with fever, poor oral intake, irritability, and left-sided cheek swelling. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the neck showed an abscess formation in left submasseteric space. Intraoral drainage of abscess was successfully performed under general anesthesia. Patient recovered well and was discharged on day three post operatively. Subsequent follow up at one-week post operatively showed no recollection of the abscess.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 03 No. 02 April’19. Page: 123-125


Keywords


Submasseteric abscess; head and neck; intraoral approach

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31344/ijhhs.v3i2.88

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