oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Mediastinitis after oesophagoscopy : a case report : case report

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



A 50-year-old male presented with signs and symptoms of oesophageal perforation after a biopsy. Suggestive symptoms and signs were pain in the neck radiating to the back, a rise in temperature and pulse, emphysema in the neck and widening of the mediastinum or a pneumothorax revealed by a chest X-ray. He survived with medical management.

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