Acute mediastinitis

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Anatomy of the mediastinum

Acute mediastinitis is a serious disease with a high lethality (approximately 50%).

  • Usually a consequence of perforation of the oesophagus (endoscopic procedures, tumours), rarely a complication of pneumonia/mediastinitis (possibly lung abscess, empyema) or even as a complication of coemphysitis.

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Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • ATB i.v., mediastinal drainage.

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  • DÍTĚ, P., et al. Vnitřní lékařství. 2. edition. Praha : Galén, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7262-496-6.