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A case of deep neck infection requiring thoracotomy



A case of deep neck infection requiring thoracotomy



Practica Otologica Kyoto 81(6): 881-886



The incidence and mortality of deep neck infections have decreased in recent years following the development of strong antibacterial antibotics. However, severe deep neck infections may develop in patients with collagen disease, diabetes mellitus, or immunodeficiency, or during long-term steroid therapy, etc. We have recently treated a patient with deep neck infection which advanced rapidly to mediastinitis. He was saved by thoracotomy and drainage, etc. We describe the findings, the probable cause and route of infection, the pathology and treatment, in addition we review the literature briefly.

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DOI: 10.5631/jibirin.81.881


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