ePlasty: Vol. 19
Combined Type Mediastinitis After Thyroidectomy Managed by Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation: A Case Report
Daiki Kitano, MD,a Yoshitaka Kitamura, MD,b Koichiro Yonezawa, MD, PhD,c Wataru Nishio, MD, PhD,b Shigemichi Iwae, MD, PhD,c Minoru Nakahara, MD, PhD,a and Shunsuke Sakakibara, MD, PhDa,d

aDepartments of Plastic Surgery; bThoracic Surgery; cHead and Neck Surgery, Hyogo Cancer Center, Akashi, Hyogo, Japan; and dDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan


Correspondence: shunsuke@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Key words: descending necrotizing mediastinitis, poststernotomy mediastinitis, thyroidectomy, negative pressure wound therapy, NPWTi
Figure 1. Debridement operative findings.
Figure 2. Clinical course of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation.