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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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NAZARIO DOLZ, Ana María et al. Abscess in the Anterior Mediastinum. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2019, vol.58, n.2, e666.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 0034-7493.

We present a 54-year-old patient with a history of high blood pressure, admitted to the internal medicine service with severe chest pain, accompanied by a lack of air of moderate intensity, decay, cough and difficulty for swallowing, especially solid foods. Through complementary studies, an anterior mediastinal tumor is diagnosed, which motivates her transfer to the general surgery service. In the surgical act, abscess of the anterior mediastinum is verified and drained by means of median sternotomy. The patient evolves favorably and is discharged 12 days after the surgical intervention.

Keywords : abscess; mediastinum inflammation; mediastinum diseases.

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