Year : 2001 | Volume
: 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : 131--134
CT findings of descending necrotizing mediastinitis
MK Dwivedi, RK Pal, R Gupta, SJ Rizvi, RP Singh, PB Borkar
Department of Radiodiagnosis JLN Hospital & R.C. Bhilai, India
Objective: To assess the role of CT in the diagnosis of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM).
Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients were examined with CT of the neck and chest to evaluate the extension of infection in the mediastinum and to help in planning a surgical approach.
Results: In every patient, the CT scan confirmed the diagnosis of DNM displaying cervical abscess or cellulitis with emphysema associated with diffuse mediastinitis or mediastinal collections such as empyema thoracis, pneumomediastinum or pericardial effusion.
Conclusion: Early CT diagnosis of DNM helps us in deciding the appropriate early surgical approach, whereby the mortality rate could be considerably lowered
M K Dwivedi
Department of Radiodiagnosis JLN Hospital & R.C. Bhilai
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Dwivedi M K, Pal R K, Gupta R, Rizvi S J, Singh R P, Borkar P B. CT findings of descending necrotizing mediastinitis.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2001;11:131-134
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Dwivedi M K, Pal R K, Gupta R, Rizvi S J, Singh R P, Borkar P B. CT findings of descending necrotizing mediastinitis. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Feb 16 ];11:131-134
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