Diffuse descending necrotizing mediastinitis: surgical therapy and outcome in a single-centre series

Kocher, Gregor J; Hoksch, Beatrix; Caversaccio, Marco; Wiegand, Jan; Schmid, Ralph A (2012). Diffuse descending necrotizing mediastinitis: surgical therapy and outcome in a single-centre series. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery, 42(4), e66-72. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejcts/ezs385

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Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare but rapidly progressing disease with a potentially fatal outcome, originating from odontogenical or cervical infections. The aim of this article was to give an up-to-date overview on this still underestimated disease, to draw the clinician's attention and particularly to highlight the need for rapid diagnosis and adequate surgical treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Hoksch, Beatrix; Caversaccio, Marco and Schmid, Ralph

ISSN:

1010-7940

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:25

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 16:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ejcts/ezs385

PubMed ID:

22761501

Web of Science ID:

000309687000005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.8820

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8820 (FactScience: 214453)

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