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May 1981

Computed Tomographic Demonstration of Cervical Abscess and Jugular Vein Thrombosis: A Complication of Intravenous Drug Abuse in the Neck

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Drs Merhar, Colley, and Clark) and Otolaryngology (Dr Herwig), University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(5):313-315. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790410051014

• Cervical abscess and internal jugular vein thrombosis occurred in a 36-year-old man with a history of drug abuse. Computed tomography (CT) and angiography correctly identified the pathologic abnormalities that were surgically confirmed. We stress the use of CT in the evaluation of this condition.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:313-315)

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