Slovenská chirurgia 02/2015
Kľúčové slová: cudzie teleso, perforácia hltana, mediastinitída.
Rare case of foreign body in mediastinum – case report
Authors present a case of 61 year-old man with injury of posterior wall of pharynx caused by foreign body and its localisation in mediastinum. Foreign body was extracted during laryngoscopy in general anesthesia transorally through laceration of pharynx. Subsequently cervical mediastinotomy was performed. Spreading of inflammation distally in mediastinum required mediastinotomy from thoracotomy also. Authors emphasise the necessity of early and careful localization of foreign body and its extraction.
Key words: foreign body, perforation of the pharynx, mediastinitis.