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NAZARIO DOLZ, Ana María; FALCON VILARINO, Gilberto Carlos  and  OLIU LAMBERT, Hernán. Mortality due to esophageal perforation caused by acute mediastinitis. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.8, pp.1052-1056. ISSN 1029-3019.

Surgery constitutes a challenge to surgeons skill, in situations of emergency mainly when it is an esophageal perforation which is one of the most serious and complex organic breaks in the whole digestive tract. This happens due to the anatomical characteristics of the organ that is also surrounded by relaxed tissues and virtual fascia cavities; reason why, its perforation allows the infection to be quickly disseminated in the mediastinal cavity, pleura and pericardium, which causes that mortality due to acute mediastinitis exceeds the 60%

Keywords : surgery; acute mediastinitis; esophageal perforation; mortality.

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