Propolis-induced descending necrotizing mediastinitis and aspiration pneumonia

Jeng Yuan Wu, Nan Yung Hsu

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摘要

Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees as a sealant for their hives. It is also used in traditional medicine as an antioxidant and antiinflammatory agent to treat ulcers, superficial burns, and microbial diseases. In this report, a 40-year-old woman who took liquid propolis for relief of her common cold experienced severe sore throat, dysphagia, and easy choking followed by fever and chills. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis and concomitant aspiration pneumonia were evident on the image studies. We performed video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to achieve immediate and adequate drainage, and the patient resumed normal deglutition 2 months later. Early diagnosis and prompt video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery intervention are paramount to manage this life-threatening situation.
原文英語
期刊Annals of Thoracic Surgery
95
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 4月 2013
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 心臟病學與心血管醫學
  • 手術
  • 肺和呼吸系統醫學

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