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1,078 Possible Causes for Neck Edema

  • Alopecia Areata

    Alopecia areata, also known as spot baldness, is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. [1] Often it results in a few bald spots on the scalp, each about the size of a coin. [2] Psychological stress may result. [2] People are generally otherwise healthy. [2] In a few cases, all the hair[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Ludwig's Angina

    Tongue protrusion culminating in rapid and progressive airway obstruction. 11.  As disease continues – swelling of neck , edema of glottis occur  Causes serious risk of[slideshare.net] During the following hours, neck and tongue edema developed. He was started on broad-spectrum antibiotics empirically.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The swelling and induration of the anterior neck, described as brawny edema, begins under the mandible and extends down to the level of the hyoid bone.[journals.lww.com]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    During this period, the patient became more uncomfortable, and edema and erythema of the anterior neck were noted.[anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org] Computed tomography of the soft tissues of the neck revealed a right PTA with significant right-sided parapharyngeal edema and hydropic uvula, but no extension of the abscess[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His neck CT scan showed extensive soft tissue edema along the nasopharynx and orophyarnx involving the prevertebral and parapharyngeal spaces, in addition to a left peritonsillar[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Subcutaneous Emphysema

    Edema in the neck or upper chest may compress the trachea, cause airway obstruction, and require emergency endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy. 1 If your patient develops[journals.lww.com] There was no pallor, cyanosis, jaundice, lymphadenopathy, pedal edema or clubbing. Her oral and throat examination was normal.[casereports.in] Your physical assessment will generally reveal edema of the affected area along with subcutaneous crepitus—a crackling sensation under the skin during palpation.[journals.lww.com]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    In complex cases, an emergency tracheotomy may be required to prevent upper airway obstruction caused by edema in the neck.[en.wikipedia.org] The edema is most pronounced in the head and neck. Epiglottitis causes fever, difficulty swallowing, drooling, and stridor.[aafp.org] Enlarge Print Summary Table Condition Characteristics Angioedema Painless nonpitting edema most pronounced in the head and neck Epiglotittis Fever, difficulty swallowing,[aafp.org]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    However, CT scan is not specific in differentiating an abscess from cellulitis or inflammatory edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] How to treat KD mimicking deep neck abscess is a challenging question.[journals.lww.com] Torticolis Retropharyngeal edema and swollen lymph nodes causing the laxity of the ligaments and structures at the atlantoaxial level resulting asymmetrical head or neck position[explainmedicine.com]

  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

    Increased Venous pressure Edema of head, neck, arms and upper chest Dilated veins on chest wall Pleural/ pericardial effusion Cerebral edema/ increased IC pressure 18.[slideshare.net] In summary, facial edema, dilated head, neck, and chest veins, dyspnea, cough, and in some cases, orthopnea are the most common symptoms of SVCS.[rc.rcjournal.com] Facial edema, dyspnea, cough, dysphagia together with neck and upper extremity distension are most frequently reported.[symptoma.com]

  • Traumatic Asphyxia

    The patient had facial purple congestion, diffuse head and neck edema and petechiae in the entire face, neck and upper chest (Figure 1).[ijcasereportsandimages.com] Traumatic asphyxia is cervicofacial cyanosis and edema and petechial hemorrhages of the face, neck, and upper chest that happens because of a compressive compel to the thoracoabdominal[imedpub.com] Patient with facial cyanosis and edema with cutaneous petechiae, subconjuctival hemmorhages, and echymosis across the anterior neck.[westjem.com]

  • Mediastinal Emphysema

    There was no pallor, cyanosis, jaundice, lymphadenopathy, pedal edema or clubbing. Her oral and throat examination was normal.[casereports.in] Pallor, icterus, cyanosis, jugular venous pressure, lymphadenopathy, and pedal edema were negative.[mjdrdypu.org] There was swelling around her neck and shoulder region bilaterally. On palpation crepitations were present. There were no such findings on chest wall or abdomen.[casereports.in]

  • Mediastinal Abscess

    All clinicians evaluating a "sore throat" should consider neck edema or gas on neck radiograms as evidence of cervical abscess, and subsequent widening of the mediastinum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cricothyroidotomy is usually not a good option with in patients with massive neck edema.[utmb.edu] During this period, the patient became more uncomfortable, and edema and erythema of the anterior neck were noted.[anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org]

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