Massive Necrotizing Fournier's Gangrene
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Fournier's gangrene, Necrotizing infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine | Male Urogenital Diseases | Urology
Despite its rarity, Fournier's gangrene remains a potentially deadly disease. Rapid assessment and treatment is absolutely critical for patient survival. We present herein a classic case of Fournier's gangrene in an older male with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and hypertension, including ultrasonographic and computed tomography imaging. The necrotizing infection involved the patient's entire scrotum and spread to the perineum as well, necessitating scrotectomy, and partial colostomy in addition to extensive debridement and skin grafting.
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Urology Case Reports
Rivera-Alvarez F, George A, Ganti L. Massive necrotizing Fournier's gangrene. Urol Case Rep. 2021;38():101689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eucr.2021.101689