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Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery


Fournier’s gangrene is severe infective necrotizing fasciitis of the external genitalia predominantly in elderly males. It is usually associated with septic shock and multiorgan failure. A 55-year-old male presented with scrotal edema, pain, and redness over lower abdominal wall and both flanks with features of sepsis and ileus. Intraoperative findings were suggestive of extensive necrotizing fasciitis of scrotum spreading to both inguinal region, right lateral parietal wall, and right psoas muscle.

Keywords: Fournier’s gangrene, Necrotizing fasciitis, Sepsis.

How to cite this article: Goel A, Bansal R. Retroperitoneal Spread of Fournier’s Gangrene: A Rare but Fatal Presentation. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2016;5(3):166-168.

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