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Volume 11 (2011), Pages 1623-1629
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Clinical Study

Retropharyngeal Abscess in Adults: Five Case Reports and Review of the Literature

ENT Department, CHU Mohammed VI, Marrakech 4000, Morocco

Received 11 January 2011; Revised 31 May 2011; Accepted 3 June 2011

Academic Editor: Paul Cos

Copyright © 2011 A. Harkani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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