Descending necrotising mediastinitis.


Descending necrotising mediastinitis is a rare but serious complication of oropharyngeal infections with high mortality. Diagnosis is frequently delayed, contributing to this high mortality, but awareness of such a complication and early diagnosis using computed tomographic scanning leads to prompt surgical drainage, proper antibiotic therapy, and survival.


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@article{Alsoub1995DescendingNM, title={Descending necrotising mediastinitis.}, author={Hussam Alsoub and Kadavil C. Chacko}, journal={Postgraduate medical journal}, year={1995}, volume={71 832}, pages={98-101} }