Iatrogenic perforation of hypopharynx as a cause of severe descending necrotizing mediastinitis: A case report.

  Vol. 38 (5) 2017 Neuro endocrinology letters Journal Article   2017; 38(5): 325-328 PubMed PMID:  29106786    Citation

: The authors present a case report of severe descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) etiologically of unrecognized traumatic endotracheal intubation with hypopharynx-esophageal junction perforation. Patient was treated inadequately for seven days in local hospital what was the cause of sepsis progression into the septic shock with multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. Patient was transferred to specialized hospital and was immediately operated in general anaesthesia - combined transcervical approach and lateral thoracotomy was used for mediastinal drainage and debridement. Combination of appropriate conventional and surgical therapy led to reversing of the unfavorable situation.

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