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Group A Streptococcus Causing Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis: Report of a Case and Literature Review.
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PMID:  22316143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a serious condition with few cases reported in the literature. Surgical treatment is controversial and may include wound exploration, local drainage, and even mediastinal debridement approached by thoracotomy. Methods: Description of a case of descending mediastinitis caused by group A Streptococcus as a complication of thyroidectomy. Results: Aggressive debridement was required for source control and treatment of septic shock. Conclusion: Post-thyroidectomy descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a rare and dangerous infection. It should be treated aggressively with appropriate cervical and mediastinal drainage combined with optimum medical care.
Yves Collin; Marco Sirois; Alex Carignan; Jeffrey Charles Lawton Wackett
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Surgery, Université de Sherbrooke , Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada .
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