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Japanese Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
We report a case of descending necrotizing mediastinitis due to severe odontogenic infection successfully treated by thoracoscopic drainage. A 24-year-old man was referred to our hospital emergency center because of bilateral submandibular swelling and was hospitalized on the same day. He had diffuse swelling and redness from the submandible to neck bilaterally and had difficulty in swallowing. He had spontaneous pain at the third right mandibular molar, but no tenderness, swelling, or pusdoi:10.5794/jjoms.60.682 fatcat:glz52ibl3nbodjphp3jcyr2jg4