Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: a 10-year surgical experience in a single institution.

@article{Chen2008DescendingNM,
  title={Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: a 10-year surgical experience in a single institution.},
  author={Ke-Cheng Chen and Jin-Shing Chen and Shuenn-Wen Kuo and P. Huang and H. Hsu and Jang-Ming Lee and Yung‐Chie Lee},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={
          191-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Early diagnosis and aggressive surgical drainage are very important for successful treatment of descending necrotizing mediastinitis. However, the surgical techniques used for this condition remain controversial. We report our 10-year experience of managing this devastating disease, focusing on the multidisciplinary, minimally invasive operative procedures and the unique bacteriologic factors in Taiwan. METHODS Between January 1997 and January 2007, we retrospectively reviewed 18… Expand
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