Mediastinitis following median sternotomy: CT findings.

  title={Mediastinitis following median sternotomy: CT findings.},
  author={H Jolles and Daniel A. Henry and J P Roberson and Timothy J. Cole and John A. Spratt},
  volume={201 2},
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of mediastinitis following median sternotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients aged 6 weeks to 80 years (31 male, 19 female) who underwent CT for clinically suspected mediastinitis following median sternotomy were retrospectively identified. CT scans were evaluated for primary findings (localized mediastinal fluid, pneumomediastinum, or both) versus secondary or other findings (mediastinal edema, adenopathy… CONTINUE READING


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