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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Descending necrotizing mediastinitis of odontogenic origin - Management by minimal invasive approach

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Dr. Pratik Kumar
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_7_22

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Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is an uncommon, rapidly progressive pathology originating from odontogenic or cervical infections. It usually has a fulminant course, frequently leading to sepsis and mortality. A rare case of cervical necrotizing fasciitis and descending mediastinitis in a healthy young man, after an odontogenic infection with a successful outcome without aggressive surgical debridement, has been presented.

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