Diagnоstic significance of neck and chest radiographs in patients with deep neck phlegmons
Diagnostic significance of neck and chest radiographs in 92 patients with retrovisceral neck phlegmons (rNF), including 60, complicated by mediastinitis, was analyzed. It was established that data survey of radiographs neck by Zyemtsov have high rates of sensitivity (100%), specificity (95, 3%) and overall accuracy (98.5%), which gives all reasons to consider this method of research as one of the main instrumental diagnostics rNF. Investigation of chest radiographs showed low rates of sensitivity (60%) and accuracy (64,7%). That's why it is necessary intraoperatively to check intramediastinal spreading during opening and drainage of rNF with followed surgical correction of mediastinitis.