Emergency oesophagectomy and proximal deviating oesophagostomy for fulminent mediastinal sepsis.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate an aggressive surgical strategy in patients with mediastinal sepsis as a result of oesophageal leakage. DESIGN A prospective clinical study. SETTING University hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS 11 consecutive patients who presented with mediastinal sepsis as a result of a damaged oesophagus caused by instrumental perforation in 4 cases… (More)

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