A neck abscess is a collection of pus produced by a bacterial infection. This often results from an untreated throat or tooth infection. Infection spreads to lymph nodes in the neck, and pus develops as the infection grows.
A neck abscess appears as a painful mass in the tissues of the neck. Skin may be red and tender to the touch. Treatment for an abscess is an incision and drainage, performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Throatdisorder.com is an online resource for patients and physicians to learn more about common voice, swallowing, breathing and throat disorders. Throat complaints, from cough to cancer, are a common reason for patients to seek medical treatment. This website developed as a result of Dr. Sunil Verma's passions: that of education, patient care, and interest in technology.
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