DESCENDING NECROTIZING MEDIASTINITIS - A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PATHOLOGY

Authors

  • António Nicolau Fernandes Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia do Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Portugal
  • Ana Rita Santos Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia do Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Portugal
  • Francisco Félix Serviço de Cirurgia Torácica do Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Portugal
  • Leonel Luís Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia do Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.231

Abstract

A 23-year-old man presented with fever and cervical swelling. Contrast-enhanced CT-scan with oblique sagittal planes reconstructions with extensive collection with gaseous areas, involving multiple cervical and mediastinal spaces is shown, reflecting a cervical-mediastinal necrotizing fasciitis.

Note the circumference to the laryngotracheal axis. He underwent combined surgery by ENT and thoracic surgery and was discharged without sequelae after long hospitalization. This case demonstrates the importance of working in a multidisci- plinary team to treat complex pathologies.

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Published

04-01-2022

How to Cite

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Nicolau Fernandes A, Santos AR, Félix F, Luís L. DESCENDING NECROTIZING MEDIASTINITIS - A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PATHOLOGY. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 4 [cited 2022 Jan. 28];28(4):71. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/231

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Images in Surgery

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