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Descending necrotising mediastinitis.
  1. H. Alsoub,
  2. K. C. Chacko
  1. Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.


    Descending necrotising mediastinitis is a rare but serious complication of oropharyngeal infections with high mortality. Diagnosis is frequently delayed, contributing to this high mortality, but awareness of such a complication and early diagnosis using computed tomographic scanning leads to prompt surgical drainage, proper antibiotic therapy, and survival.

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