Fournier's gangrene: Clinical case and review of the literature

  • Remigio Pernetti | r.pernetti@virgilio.it UO Urology, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Fabiano Palmieri UO Urology, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Elisabetta Sagrini UO Internal Medecine, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Marco Negri UO General Surgery, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Claudio Morisi Ambulatory Surgery Wounds-Necrotic Ulcers, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Andrea Carbone UO Plastic Surgery, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Paolo Bassi UO Infectious Diseases, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Salvatore Voce UO Urology, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy.

Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is a life-threatening acute necrotizing fasciitis of perianal,genitourinary and perineal areas. Nowadays, is well known that Fournier gangrene is almost never an idiopathic disease. In this article we report a case of a 70-year-old patient that initially was not treated properly. The gold standard therapy of the Fournier's gangrene remains today a complete, early and extended surgical debridement.

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2016-10-05
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Fournier's gangrene, Necrotizing fasciitis, Scrotal gangrene, Perianal abscess, Surgical debridement, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Eenterococci, Bacteroides fragilis.
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Pernetti, R., Palmieri, F., Sagrini, E., Negri, M., Morisi, C., Carbone, A., Bassi, P., & Voce, S. (2016). Fournier’s gangrene: Clinical case and review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(3), 237-238. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.3.237