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What is Mediastinitis?

What is Mediastinitis?

  • Mediastinitis: Inflammation of the area between the lungs called the mediastinum which contains the heart, thymus gland, windpipe, esophagus and large blood vessels. The condition may occur suddenly (acute) or slowly over a period of time (chronic). It is often a complication of open chest surgery or penetrating chest wounds.
  • Mediastinitis: Inflammation of the mediastinum, the area between the pleural sacs.
    Source - Diseases Database

Mediastinitis: Introduction

Types of Mediastinitis:

Broader types of Mediastinitis:

How serious is Mediastinitis?

Complications of Mediastinitis: see complications of Mediastinitis

What causes Mediastinitis?

Causes of Mediastinitis: see causes of Mediastinitis

What are the symptoms of Mediastinitis?

Symptoms of Mediastinitis: see symptoms of Mediastinitis

Complications of Mediastinitis: see complications of Mediastinitis

Mediastinitis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mediastinitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mediastinitis: Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mediastinitis.
Treatments for Mediastinitis: see treatments for Mediastinitis

Name of Mediastinitis

Main name of condition: Mediastinitis


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