Health Problems

Types and Causes of Mediastinitis

Mediastinitis is an inflammation of the tissues that are situated in the mid-chest cavity or mediastinum. Image Credit: Rabizo Anatolii/Shutterstock.com The pathophysiology of mediastinitis is rather complex, but the common pathway for post-operative forms of the disease (which are most common) seems to be intraoperative contamination of the wound, related more to patient factors than […]