Today's noon report revealed an unusual case of acute unilateral neck swelling, with the ultimate curious diagnosis of lymphatic leakage. Here is a published case report of a similar case.
-Occurs after disruption of the lymphatic system (like a strong cough in our case, or removing laundry from a dryer in the case report referenced above)
-High-output leakage has a 50% mortality when intervention is not timely
-Conservative management includes a low fat, high protein, medium chain triglyceride diet
Another key learning point discussed includes the complications of odontogenic infections, which includes:
-Cavernous sinus thrombosis