Triple interest of imaging in Lemierre syndrome: A case report

Ahoury N’guessan Judicael, Salami Fatima Adéniké, Gui-Bilé LN, N’zi Kouassi Paul, Touré Aboulaye


Oropharyngeal infections can sometimes be complicated by Lemierre syndrome (LS), which is a septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. This is a diagnostic and therapeutic emergency. It must be systematically suspected in a patient presenting oropharyngeal infection, clinical signs of sepsis and cervical swelling and pain. Cervical and thoracic computed tomography is absolutely necessary with a triple interest; diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.

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Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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