Acute Mediastinitis Caused by Parapharyngeal Abscess and Carotid Sheath Infection: Case Reportİbrahim Erdim, Beyza Akcan, İlhan Ocakcıoğlu, Servan Yaşar
Deep neck infections are less common today than in the past. Still, odontogenic infections due to tooth decay and periodontal disease are common in the community. Although odontogenic infections in general are locally limited, they can progress to deep neck infections and lead to life-threatening complications in exceptional cases. Mediastinal extensions of deep neck infections are a condition that requires rapid diagnosis and should be considered first in patients who have a worsening general condition and swelling in the face - neck extending to the bottom of the clavicle and who have a toxic appearance. These infections need immediate treatment. A rapid and accurate clinical, radiological and multidisciplinary approach toward our case was demonstrated to be lifesaving.