IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 7, July 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ralph Lukas S. Sitorus, Delfitri Munir, Linda I. Adenin
Background: Deep neck abscesses can be caused by tissue damage due to infection of the teeth, mouth, throat, nose, and other surrounding structures. Abscess formation is the result of the development of the normal flora in the body. Normal flora can grow and reach sterile areas of the body either by direct extension, or through lacerations or perforations. Most deep neck abscesses are caused by a mixture of various germs, both aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative anaerobes. The spread of deep neck abscesses can be done in several ways, namely hematogenous, lymphogenous and gaps between the deep neck spaces so that if there is no proper therapy it can cause various complications.