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February 1950

ROENTGENOGRAMS OF MEDIASTINAL ABSCESS

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(2):272. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020293013

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Abstract

After the ingestion of a sharp-pointed fragment of bone and its esophagoscopic removal from a piriform sinus, an abscess developed in the neck above the clavicle. Roentgenograms after a barium swallow showed a perforation of the esophagus, with a bilocular abscess cavity extending horizontally and vertically into the superior mediastinum (figure). Sulfonamide drugs and penicillin given intramuscularly controlled the infection without surgical drainage.

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