Episode 184.0 Ludwig’s Angina

A primer on this airway/ ID/ ENT emergency.

Hosts: Joe Offenbacher MD, A Bree Tse, MD

December 9th, 2021 Download 2 Comments Tags: , ,

Show Notes


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  4. Chong W, Hijazi M, Abdalrazig M, Patil N. Respect the Floor of the Mouth. J Emerg Med. 2020 Jul;59(1):e27-e29. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.04.015. Epub 2020 May 19. PMID: 32439254.
  5. http://www.emdocs.net/ludwigs-angina-2/
  6. Mohamad I, Narayanan MS. “Double Tongue” Appearance in Ludwig’s Angina. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:163.
  7. Saifeldeen K, Evans R. Ludwig’s angina. Emerg Med J. 2004 Mar;21(2):242-3. doi: 10.1136/emj.2003.012336. PMID: 14988363; PMCID: PMC1726306.
  8. Wolfe MM, Davis JW, Parks SN. Is surgical airway necessary for airway management in deep neck infections and Ludwig angina? J Crit Care. 2011 Feb;26(1):11-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2010.02.016. PMID: 20537506.


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