Pilze im mediastinum: Selten aber relevant

Translated title of the contribution: Fungi in the mediastinum: Rare, but relevant

Peter Kujath*, J. Scheele, H. Esnaashari, H. Shekarriz, R. Bouchard

*Corresponding author for this work


Fungal infections of the mediastinum are rare. There are five forms to be differentiated: (i) hematogenous fungal infection of the mediastinum after fungemia; (ii) postoperative fungal infection after cardiosurgical sternotomy; (iii) as special form of a descending necrotizing fasciitis; (iv) infection of the mediastinum per continuitatem; (v) fungal infection of the posterior mediastinum after esophageal perforation. In the surgical department, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, five patients with a fungal mediastinitis were treated during a period of 10 years. Three patients suffered from a descending mediastinitis, one patient from a fungal infection after pseudarthrosis of the sternum (postoperatively after cardiosurgery). The section results of one other patient with pulmonary aspergillosis showed a complete invasion of the mediastinum by Aspergillus jumigatus.

Translated title of the contributionFungi in the mediastinum: Rare, but relevant
Original languageGerman
JournalMycoses, Supplement
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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