An interesting case of mediastinitis

Cristina Pellissetto

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v4i3S.1153

Abstract

Mediastinitis is an inflammatory process; it can be either acute or chronic and it can advance rapidly. Causes of acute mediastinitis usually arise from perforation of the oesophagus or from contiguous spread of neck infections. An important neck or chest pain with fever or the onset of inflammatory index and the enlargement of the mediastinal x-ray image should lead to suspect mediastinitis. The TC-scan of neck and thorax is the gold standard for mediastinitis diagnosis.

Keywords

Mediastinitis; Neck pain; Pleural drainage

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