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Table 2 Etiology of cervicofacial space infections

From: Should preoperative computed tomography be routine examination for cervicofacial space infections?

Etiology All, n (%)
n = 153
Preoperative CT, n (%)
n = 108
Non-preoperative CT, n (%)
n = 45
Odontogenic 102 (66.7) 71 (65.7) 31 (68.9)
Post-extraction 12 (7.8) 10 (9.3) 2 (4.4)
Jaw cyst 7 (4.6) 5 (4.6) 2 (4.4)
Lymphadenitis 6(3.9) 2 (1.9) 4 (8.9)
Mass 5 (3.3) 4 (3.7) 1 (2.2)
Peri-tonsillar abscess 4 (2.6) 3 (2.8) 1 (2.2)
Foreign body 2 (1.3) 1 (0.9) 1(2.2)
Trauma 2 (1.3) 2 (1.9) 0 (0)
Unknown 13 (8.5) 10 (9.3) 3 (6.7)