Optimal treatment of descending necrotising mediastinitis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Descending necrotising mediastinitis is caused by downward spread of neck infection and has a high fatality rate of 31%. The seriousness of this infection is caused by the absence of barriers in the contiguous fascial planes of neck and mediastinum. METHODS The recent successful treatment of seven adult patients with descending necrotising… (More)

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