Mediastinal tap as useful method for the early diagnosis of mediastinal infection

M. G. Sarr, L. Watkins, J. R. Stewart

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Abstract

The simple and quick technique of mediastinal aspiration (mediastinal tap) can facilitate the early diagnosis of mediastinitis in the postoperative cardiac surgical patient. This technique offers objective evidence of mediastinal infection before the development of wound drainage or sternal instability, or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume159
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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