Empyema and mediastinitis complicating retropharyngeal abscess

M. Watanabe, Y. Ohshika, T. Aoki, K. Takagi, S. Tanaka, T. Ogata

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A 21 year old man with a retropharyngeal abscess complained of right sided chest pain, and chest radiography and thoracocentesis revealed an empyema. A computed tomographic scan of the chest showed a posterior mediastinal abscess communicating with the right pleural cavity. Emergency thoracotomy was performed and the mediastinal abscess and empyema were drained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1180
Number of pages2
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Watanabe, M., Ohshika, Y., Aoki, T., Takagi, K., Tanaka, S., & Ogata, T. (1994). Empyema and mediastinitis complicating retropharyngeal abscess. Thorax, 49(11), 1179-1180. https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.49.11.1179