Deep Neck Space Infections

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Infection Quizzes & Trivia

Baileys 47 answer appropriately


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the predominant organism in children younger than 9 months of age according to the studies provided?
    • A. 

      Streptococcus viridans

    • B. 

      β-hemolytic streptococci

    • C. 

      Bacteroides sp.

    • D. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

  • 2. 
    A patient presents with ipsilateral ptosis, facial anhydrosis, and miosis, what space could be involved?  
    • A. 

      Prevertebral space

    • B. 

      Visceral vascular space

    • C. 

      Parotid space

    • D. 

      Temporal space

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Masking of fever

    • B. 

      Progression of edema

    • C. 

      Adrenal suppression

    • D. 

      Masking of WBC

  • 4. 
    What is the recommended time to take a patient to the OR for I&D of a neck abcess if there is failure to progress?
    • A. 

      24 hrs

    • B. 

      48 hrs

    • C. 

      72 hrs

    • D. 

      96 hrs

  • 5. 
    A patient presents with spiking fevers, tenderness along the sternocleidomastoid muscle, neck stiffness, and septic arthritis.  CT scan shows ring enhancement with a central area of lucency of the IJV, what is the diagnosis?  
    • A. 

      Cavernous sinus syndrome

    • B. 

      Carotid artery erosion

    • C. 

      Lemierre syndrome

    • D. 

      Branchial cleft cyst

  • 6. 
    A 4y/o child with a Hx of previous URI, present with fever, dysphagia, odynophagia, nuchal rigidity, and mild airway compromise.  What is the first space that may be affected with abcess?
    • A. 

      Retropharyngeal

    • B. 

      Prevertebral

    • C. 

      Submandibular

    • D. 

      Parapharyngeal

  • 7. 
    Dental infections occurring anterior to the second molar involve which space?  
    • A. 

      Submandibular

    • B. 

      Masseteric

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Parapharyngeal

  • 8. 
    Dental infections occurring posterior to the second molar involve which space?
    • A. 

      Submandibular

    • B. 

      Masseteric

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Parapharyngeal

  • 9. 
    What complication still has a high rate of mortality despite antibiotic therapy?
    • A. 

      Carotid artery erosion and hemorrhage

    • B. 

      Osteomyelitis of the spine

    • C. 

      Pulmonary edema

    • D. 

      Mediastinitis

  • 10. 
    A patient has a supperative thyroiditis infection, what space would most likely be involved?
    • A. 

      Temporal space

    • B. 

      Anterior visceral space

    • C. 

      Suprasternal space

    • D. 

      Visceral vascular space