Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
GROB L, FRANCISCA; CONTADOR M, MÓNICA y GODOY C, CLAUDIA. Thyroid abscess with pyriform sinus flstulae, 3 clinical cases. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.1, pp.49-55. ISSN 0370-4106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062011000100007.
Thyroid abscess is an infrequent, potentially life-threatening condition. It accounts for 0,1 to 0,7% of thyroid pathology, usually occurring in patients with preexisting disease of the gland or more commonly, associated to local anatomical defects, such pyriform sinus fistulae. Three cases of thyroid abscess in children are presented, in which no bacterial etiology was confirmed. Intravenous antibiotics were used, cefotaxime, cloxacillin or clindamicin. Recurrence was confirmed in 2 of them, and a pyriform sinus fistulae was demostrated by esophagogram.
Palabras clave : Suppurative thyroiditis; Pyriform sinus; Pediatrics.