Hazards of Hydrogen Peroxide in ENT Practice

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Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used as a wound irrigant in many surgical settings. We report on its use in the surgical management of a 68-year-old diabetic gentleman who presented with an aggressive left parapharyngeal abscess and his subsequent catastrophic outcome. We discuss the relevant features of this case, the mechanisms of toxicity of hydrogen peroxide and the available literature.

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