Ann Thorac Surg 2020 Nov 21. Epub 2020 Nov 21.
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2-11-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8605, Japan.
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a life-threatening disease that extends into the pretracheal, perivascular, retrovisceral, and/or prevertebral spaces, generally sparing the esophagus. We report a case of deep neck abscess complicated by phlegmonous esophagitis and mediastinitis. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics and surgery, combining transcervical and bilateral thoracoscopic transthoracic mediastinal drainage. Read More