Postoperative mediastinitis in children: improvement of simple primary closed drainage.

@article{Anslot2007PostoperativeMI,
  title={Postoperative mediastinitis in children: improvement of simple primary closed drainage.},
  author={Christine Anslot and Sylvie H Hulin and Yves Dominique Durandy},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={
          423-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mediastinitis is a significant cause of postoperative morbidity. In 1989, we proposed simple primary closed drainage as a new treatment. Our goal is to describe improvements made to the original technique. METHODS After wound debridement, infected areas were drained with Redon catheters connected to strong negative-pressure drainage bottles. Mediastinal effluents were cultured every day, and the catheters were withdrawn when the effluent culture was negative for microorganisms… CONTINUE READING