Huge Mediastinal Abscess In A 12-Month-Old Child: Case Report And Review Of The Literature

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0C5908A22FE9
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Huge Mediastinal Abscess In A 12-Month-Old Child: Case Report And Review Of The Literature
Périodique
The Internet Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Auteur(s)
Tercier S., Vasseur-Maurer S., Matoso V., Hohlfeld J., Joseph  J. M.
ISSN
1524-0274
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2005
Volume
7
Numéro
2
Pages
5
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Abstract
A 12-month-old highly feverish boy showed progressive dyspnea with a necrotic adenopathy in the axillla upon an extensive anterior mediastinal abscess. The abscess was drained with a suprasternal incision and Staphylococcus aureus was identified. A subsequent antibiotic therapy with tazobactam and clindamycin was performed. In the following recovery was uneventful. In paediatric population aggressive treatment of mediastinal abscesses is needed to obtain full recovery. However, thoracotomy should be avoided in contrast to adults. We present a rare case of a huge non-traumatic mediastinal abscess in a 12-month-old boy. Literature of the last 15 years was reviewed and principals of paediatric surgical approach discussed.
Mots-clé
child/mediastinal abscess
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28/01/2008 10:07
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 13:38
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