Retropharyngeal abscess Market 2023 – Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis And Growth Forecast

Market scenario:

Retropharyngeal abscess is a serious infection deep in the neck and generally occurs in children under age eight, though it can also affect adults. The symptoms include difficulty in breathing and swallowing, pain, severe cough and throat pain, neck stiffness and spasms and others. If left untreated, retropharyngeal abscess infection can result in septic shock, organ failure and death. Retropharyngeal abscess recurs in an estimated 1 to 5% of patients and such patients are 40 to 50% more likely to die due to abscess-related complications.

The Latest report by Market Research Future (MRFR) asserts that, The global retropharyngeal abscess market is expected to reach USD 5.9 billion by 2023, and the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 4.5 % during the forecast period 2017-2023.

The market drivers include rise in demand due to growing young and immune-compromised population, increasing screening, and others. The market restraints are the complications such as risk of bleeding, pain, especially during surgery, high cost of treatment, poor healthcare penetration and others.

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Development of antibiotics resistant bacteria is the single most unmet need of the market. Product development represents the best strategy for the market growth. The market is expected to witness exponential growth over the review period owing to development of selective gram negative antibiotics. Market development is another strategy for as there is a large unmet need in the developing regions such as India and China. Cost of the product will be a decisive factor in the developing regions such as Asia Pacific and especially Africa.

Key Players

  • Merck KGaA,
  • Johnson & Johnson,
  • AstraZeneca plc,
  • Sanofi S.A.,
  • Pfizer,
  • Mylan N.V,
  • Novartis AG,
  • Teva pharmaceutical company,
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc.


The global retropharyngeal abscess market has been segmented on the basis of diagnosis, treatment, and end user.

Based on the diagnosis, the market has been segmented as X-rays and computed tomography, blood tests, physical exam and others.

Based on the treatment, the market has been segmented as calcium antibiotics, pain killers, surgical drainage and others.

Based on the end user, the market has been segmented as hospitals and clinics, research and academics and others.

Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific retropharyngeal abscess market size is expected to grow rapidly; China and India are likely to lead this market due to fast growing healthcare sector and large unmet needs over the forecast period. South East Asian countries such as China, India, and Malaysia are projected to contribute highly to the market growth. The growing penetration of healthcare industry in the Asia Pacific region is expected to drive the future retropharyngeal abscess market in the region. However the low expenditure on healthcare coupled with the poor incomes in the developing regions is a dent on the market.

A significant market share of the global retropharyngeal abscess market is held by the Americas, owing to high expenditure on the health care especially in major countries of the region like the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the number of cardiac procedures in the U.S and Canada is increasing due to greater healthcare penetration, which drives the retropharyngeal abscess market. The high concentration of the major hospitals in the developed countries of this region coupled with good reimbursement rates is adding fuel to the market growth. Moreover, the large share of infective procedures treatment in the returns of hospitals favors the market. The large number of pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. is also a cause for the faster development of retropharyngeal abscess market in the US. The development of broad spectrum antibiotics in developed regions such as the U.S. and Europe is a strong driver of the market.

Europe is the second largest market in the world due to growing pharmaceutical industry and healthcare penetration. The European market growth is led by countries such as Germany and France. Germany is expected to be the fastest growing market over the assessment period due to its large pharmaceutical and microsurgery devices industry. The development of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) especially in the southern regions of Europe such as Spain, Italy etc. stimulates the market.

Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE are estimated to drive the Middle East & African market. Other Middle East nations to watch out for are Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Iran. The African region is expected to witness a poor growth owing to poor economic and political conditions, and poor healthcare development. Other regions are expected to be laggards due to poor social development and tribal identities such as sub Saharan Africa.

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