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Table 3 Distribution of the studied cases according to different parameters: type of collection, laterality, underlying cause, and complications

From: Biphasic CT imaging of deep neck infections (DNIs): how does dual injection mode helps in differentiation between types of collections?

  No. (%)
Radiological diagnosis of collections
 No abscess 2 (3%)
 Abscess 57 (86.4%)
 Phlegmon and abscess 7 (10.6%)
Side
 Left 26 (39.4%)
 Right 20 (30.3%)
 Midline 6 (9.1%)
 Bilateral 14 (21.2%)
Cause
 Unknown 2 (3%)
Dental 34 (51.5%)
 Others 30 (45.5%)
  Suppurative adenitis 10 (15.2%)
  Calcular sialadenitis 1 (1.5%)
  Tonsillitis 17 (25.8%)
  Trauma by fish bone 2 (3%)
Complications
 None 57 (86.4%)
Positive 9 (13.6%)
  Mediastinal extension 3 (4.5%)
  Necrotizing fasciitis-air 1 (1.5%)
  Linear abscess Lincoln’s pathway to the mediastinum 1 (1.5%)
  IJV thrombo-phlebitis-RP effusion-skin fistula 1 (1.5%)
  Bilateral thrombosed mycotic aneurysms 1 (1.5%)
  Way obstruction by kissing tonsils 1 (1.5%)
  Airway obstruction 1 (1.5%)