(1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: metastatic disease, lymphoma, adenitis, obstructed submandibular duct, salivary gland tumors, abscess, Ludwig's angina
, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid, diving ranula (complex), second branchial cleft cyst (more common in children) (Figure 16).
Suppurative arthritis of temporomandibular joint was present in a case of Ludwig's angina
, which was spontaneously relieved with surgical and medical management.
Maternal infections are caused especially by gram negative anaerobic bacteria, such as those leading to Ludwig's angina
, have been demonstrated to cause physiologic imbalance through inflammatory cytokine production, sometimes resulting in preterm labour, preterm pre- mature rupture membranes, and low birth weight.20,21
In the postoperative phase of Ludwig's angina
, this requires a level of expertise that may not be available outside the high-dependency unit.
is a serious and potentially fatal disease that still receives attention in the otolaryngology and oral surgery literature.
INTRODUCTION: Ludwig's Angina
is a potentially fatal condition because of its tendency to cause edema, distortion and obstruction of the airway.
The term "Ludwig's angina
" refers to cellulitis involving the floor of the mouth.
This includes Ludwig's angina
which is strictly defined as the simultaneous bilateral involvement of the submental, sublingual and submylohyoid spaces (1).
was initially considered, but this diagnosis was unlikely because odontogenic infection and involvement of the sublingual or submandibular spaces were lacking.
Table 2: Diagnosis Vs Gender Diagnosis Male % Female % Ludwig's angina
35 52% 4 22% Peritonsillar abscess 8 12% 0 Parotid abscess 11 16% 6 33% Parapharyngeal abscess 3 4% 7 39% Retro Pharyngeal abscess 6 9% 1 6% Necrotizing fasciitis 4 6% 0 Diagnosis Vs Gender: