Retropharyngeal Abscess

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.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology