Inflammation of the mediastinum

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Acute mediastinitis[edit | edit source]

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

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Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • ATB iv, mediastinal drainage.

Chronic mediastinitis[edit | edit source]

Chronic mediastinal inflammation is a granulomatous, fibrous process of mostly unclear etiology. The incidence of this disease is rare.

  • Anatomy of mediastinum
    Ormond's disease = idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis + retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Clinical picture[edit | edit source]

Therapy Surgical removal of mechanical oppression, glucocorticoids.

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