Mediastinitis

What is Mediastinitis?

Mediastinitis is inflammation of the tissues in the mid-chest, or mediastinum. It can be either acute or chronic.

Acute mediastinitis is usually bacterial and due to rupture of organs in the mediastinum. As the infection can progress rapidly, this is considered a serious condition. Chronic sclerosing (or fibrosing) mediastinitis, while potentially serious, is caused by a long-standing inflammation of the mediastinum, leading to growth of acellular collagen and fibrous tissue within the chest and around the central vessels and airways. It has a different cause, treatment, and prognosis than acute infectious mediastinitis.

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my dad is 75, he had a coronary artery bypass graft X 5 about 15 years ago. ? He also has DM, SYndrome X . He is in a federal prison won't be out...

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for a few days now, when i drink any liquid, i get a weird feeling on right side of chest, like a dull pain. kind of like theres a hole and the...

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My question is regarding my dad who is 76 yrs old . He had CABG surgery on XXXXXXX 21st and two days post op he suffered a stroke. His recovery was...

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Low blood pressure as sequeale of Post stroke

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Is infections common after bypass surgery which was done 2 months ago. Wound infection will not clear since op and then had infection where u pass...

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my dad is 75, he had a coronary artery bypass graft X 5 about 15 years ago. ? He also has DM, SYndrome X . He is in a federal prison won't be out...

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