Management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis: an aggressive treatment for an aggressive disease.

@article{MartyAn1999ManagementOD,
  title={Management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis: an aggressive treatment for an aggressive disease.},
  author={Charles-Henri Marty-An{\'e} and J Ph Berthet and Pierre Alric and J D P{\'e}gis and Philippe Rouvi{\`e}re and Henri Mary},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={212-7}
}
BACKGROUND Descending necrotizing mediastinitis represent a virulent form of mediastinal infection requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment to reduce the high mortality associated with this disease. Surgical management and a particularly optimal form of mediastinal drainage remain controversial. METHODS Over a 10-year period, 12 patients were treated at our institution. Surgical treatment consisted of 1 or several cervical drainages, associated with drainage of the mediastinum through a… CONTINUE READING
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