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Successful Management of Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis With Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Interventions

Kline, David A. MD*†; Booher, Katelyn J. DO*‡

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2018 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 288–290
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000570
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Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a rare and often lethal complication of odontogenic infections despite modern medical advances. We report a case of Ludwig angina leading to descending necrotizing mediastinitis complicated by jugular septic thrombophlebitis and suppurative pericarditis successfully treated with newer, minimally invasive mediastinal interventions.

The authors report a case of Ludwig’s angina leading to descending necrotizing mediastinitis complicated by jugular septic thrombophlebitis and suppurative pericarditis successfully treated with newer minimally invasive mediastinal interventions.

From the *Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton;

US Air Force Medical Corps, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; and

Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Correspondence to: David A. Kline, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University, Miami Valley Hospital, Weber CHE Bldg, 128 E Apple St, 2nd Floor, Dayton, OH 45409. E-mail: david.kline0429@gmail.com.

The opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wright-Patterson Medical Center, the US Air Force Medical Corps, the US Air Force Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of Defense, or the US Government.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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