Axial CT scans with contrast demonstrate a low attenuation fluid collection
within the retropharyngeal soft tissues. There is mild mass effect upon the airway.
A single enlarged left jugular node is seen on the right image.
The scout image shows marked thickening of the prevertebral soft tissues.
Axial CT images show the retropharyngeal fluid collection extending
inferiorly to the level the hyoid bone.
Key words: infection inflammation