Robert Merritt, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

Robert Merritt

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Mediastinal & pleural infections (purulent pericarditis, mediastinitis, empyema)

Mediastinal and pleural infections Synonyms Pericarditis Mediastinitis Empyema Related conditions Bronchopleural fistula, lung abscess, sternal wound infection and esophageal perforation 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Purulent pericarditis is a suppurative infection of the pericardial space. The process typically results from extension of a myocardial or annular abscess into the…

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