Necrotizing fasciitis (right thigh)

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


ICU patient with a complex medical history of vascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure who presented with thigh pain, cellulitis and subcutaneous abscess.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

There is extensive fat stranding starting from the inferior right pelvic region and descending inferiorly in the medial portion of the thigh which insinuates between fasciae, associated with a hypodense collection and subcutaneous air near the femoro-femoral bypass. 

Case Discussion

The findings are compatible with acute necrotizing fasciitis with abscess, and possible bypass infection.

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Case information

rID: 20377
Published: 16th Nov 2012
Last edited: 11th Oct 2015
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