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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2013 Aug;21(4):493-5. doi: 10.1177/0218492312473459. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

Mediastinal drainage in descending necrotizing mediastinitis.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

Descending necrotizing mediastinitis has been thoroughly described in the past, but we could not find a detailed description of the technique to perform adequate drainage and lavage of all the mediastinal and thoracic spaces. We describe the procedure as we perform it, emphasizing the sites for incision and proper drainage of all the mediastinal compartments and the contralateral thoracic cavity.

KEYWORDS:

Drainage; Mediastinitis; Necrosis; Surgical procedures; necrotizing; operative

PMID:
24570546
DOI:
10.1177/0218492312473459
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