Journal of Current Surgery, ISSN 1927-1298 print, 1927-1301 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 4, Number 4, December 2014, pages 113-116

Acute Mediastinitis Following a Laparotomy for Small Bowel Obstruction


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (A) Mediastinal collection at supra-sternal notch level. (B) Mediastinal collection and gas at the superior mediastinum. (C) Mediastinal collection at the level of the carina. (D) Pericardial effusion. (E) Superior mediastinum prior to development of acute mediastinitis demonstrates no collection or gas within the mediastinum.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. (A) Locules of gas observed within the thyroid cartilage level. (B) Locules of gas observed within the thyroid gland level.