Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 7

A Rare Case of Paediatric Thyroid Abscess: A Case Report

Harshita Gupta1*, Sumit Sharma2, Ahmed Aseem Naseem3, Bhanu Pratap Singh4, Shalini Singh1, Tanya Gupta1 and Suvarna Sharma5

1Postgraduate Junior Resident Second Year, Department of ENT, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia Barabanki, India
2Professor and Head, Department of ENT, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia Barabanki, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia Barabanki, India
4Professor, Department of ENT, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia Barabanki, India
5Intern, KMC Manipal, India

*Corresponding Author: Harshita Gupta, Postgraduate Junior Resident Second Year, Department of ENT, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia Barabanki, India.

Received: March 01, 2023; Published: June 26, 2023

Abstract

Introduction: Thyroid abscess is acute, highly infectious and a rare condition. Any infection around the region becomes an emergency condition because of its fast manifestation and spread, which needs to be treated in priority. Mortality from suppurative thyroiditis reached 22% before the advent of antibiotics.

Case Report: We present the case of 5yr of female child who presented to Department of ENT in October 2022 with the complaints of high fever since 2 days which was sudden in onset along with pain throat and swelling neck since last three days. The swelling was gradually progressive in nature. Airway was not compromised and the patient was maintaining saturation. USG neck and X-Ray neck Lateral view was done. USG revealed a thyroid abscess having about 20 ml of pus in the gland predominantly on the left side. Patient was operated under general anesthesia and after initial aspiration of the abscess incision was given and abscess was drained. The Culture report after 72 hours of incubation was sterile (which may be due to the antibiotics given preoperatively) and the CBNAT report was also negative – suggesting the etiology of abscess to be infective.

Conclusion: Thyroid abscess is acute, highly infectious and a rare condition. Most of these patients present with fever and neck pain. All these patients must be thoroughly evaluated and must be kept on antibiotic therapy and when it fails, surgery as incision with drainage can be necessary to avoid complications.

 Keywords: Thyroid Abscess; Neck Abscess; Paediatric Thyroid Abscess

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Citation

Citation: Harshita Gupta., et al. “A Rare Case of Paediatric Thyroid Abscess: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.7 (2023): 36-40.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Harshita Gupta., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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