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Mediastinitis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mediastinitis is available below.

Symptoms of Mediastinitis

Treatments for Mediastinitis

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Mediastinitis: Complications

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Causes of Mediastinitis

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Definitions of Mediastinitis:

Inflammation of the mediastinum, the area between the pleural sacs. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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  1. Mediastinitis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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