Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 2
A descending necrotizing mediastinitis case treated with early surgical intervention
Timuçin Alar1,Oğuz Güçlü2,İsmail Ertuğrul Gedik1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Medical Faculty, Canakkale, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Medical Faculty, Canakkale, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.00013 Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) can be described as a rare but severe infection that can develop after primary pharyngeal or odontogenic infections. The most important factor affecting the morbidity and mortality in DNM is early diagnosis and prompt treatment with early aggressive surgical drainage. Herein, we present a case of mediastinitis that developed after deep cervical infection that was treated with early surgical intervention, changing the course of the disease. Keywords : mediastinitis, surgery, infection