Browsing by Author "Sirvanci, Mustafa"
Authors:Akman, Şenol; Talu, Ufuk; Göğüş, Abdullah; Güden, Mustafa; Sirvanci, Mustafa; Hamzaoǧlu, Azmi
Publisher and Date:(Elsevier Science Inc, 2003)Background. Mediastinitis after open-heart surgery is a serious complication that has a decreasing incidence but still a significantly high mortality rate. Back pain may develop during the course of treatment for mediastinitis and this should suggest vertebral osteomyelitis in the differential diagnosis. Diagnosis of vertebral osteomyelitis may be difficult because of the insidious onset and delayed diagnosis and treatment may result in serious neurologic compromise and even death of the patient. ...