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Mediastinal absces forårsaget af selvmutilering i hypopharynx

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  • Nikolaj Bolsing Bak
  • Niels Rasmussen
A 44-year-old male with a non-specific psychological disturbance was diagnosed with septicemia. The patient had unsuccessfully tried to remove what he believed to be a fish bone from his throat. Computed tomography revealed a descending abscess in the mediastinum along with perforations in the pharynx and oesophagus to the mediastinum. He was treated with antibiotics and drainage of the abscess and discharged after six weeks without sequelae. Sharp foreign bodies in the pharynx should be removed professionally to avoid perforation and thus mediastinitis.
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer21
Sider (fra-til)1609-10
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 24 maj 2010

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