Lemierre's syndrome is characterised by an oropharyngeal infection leading to secondary septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. Most of the cases are caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. Here, we report an unusual variant of Lemierre's syndrome developed after modified radical mastoidectomy. There was right sigmoid sinus and right internal jugular vein thrombosis along with multiple abscess foci seen in bilateral lung with right pyopneumothorax. The organism isolated from chest foci was Citrobacter freneli. We also briefly review the literature of Lemierre's syndrome.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra|
|State||Published - Dec 2010|
- Lemierre's syndrome
- Modified radical mastoidectomy
- Otitis media