Fournier gangrene

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, developed scrotal swelling and pain associated with fever.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Massive scrotal swelling with extensive air locules inside diagnostic of Fournier gangrene.

Case Discussion

Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis that requires urgent surgical intervention. The state of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, immunosupression and presence of underlying condition e.g. perianal abscess are all risk factors.

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Case information

rID: 30310
Published: 1st Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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