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A drainage tube for mediastinal abscesses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7244966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The problem of mediastinal abscesses following esophageal rupture or perforation continues to be a source of considerable morbidity and mortality. Drainage of the paraesophageal area by semirigid chest catheters can occasionally cause aortic erosion. A technique of using soft rubber drains within the standard chest tube combines the benefits of early suction with long term drainage of the abscess cavity.
F W Walker; A J Salley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology,  surgery*
Drainage / instrumentation*,  methods
Esophageal Diseases / complications
Mediastinal Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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