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Necrotizing fasciitis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Septic shock, swollen right leg

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
CT

Too sick for oral/IV contrast - renal failure, etc

Inflammatory mass containing gas posterior to the ano-rectal junction consistent with perforation: trauma, surgery, Crohn disease, carcinoma.

Gross gas within the fascial planes indicative of gas forming organisms (gas gangrene/necrotizing fasciitis).

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Case information

rID: 16910
Published: 29th Feb 2012
Last edited: 16th Aug 2019
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