Cervical necrotizing fasciitis with descending mediastinitis: literature review and case report.

@article{Sarna2012CervicalNF,
  title={Cervical necrotizing fasciitis with descending mediastinitis: literature review and case report.},
  author={Thomas Sarna and Trina Sengupta and Michael Miloro and Antonia Kolokythas},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={
          1342-50
        }
}
Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) can develop from odontogenic infections that spread to the deep fascial planes of the neck. This polymicrobial infection is rapidly progressive, destructive, and often fatal. Prompt diagnosis, recognition of acuity, aggressive, repeated surgical treatment, and medical management contribute to improved survival. Nevertheless, the progression of the disease to descending mediastinitis and septic shock leads to a poor prognosis and decreased survival. A… CONTINUE READING
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