A rare case of fournier’s gangrene
Kelly, Michael E.
Francis, Eamon C.
Sweeney, Karl J.
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Sheehy, Sally-Ann; Kelly, Michael E. Francis, Eamon C.; Sweeney, Karl J.; Hussey, Alan (2016). A rare case of fournier’s gangrene. Journal of Surgical Case Reports (5),
We report a rare case that highlights acute pancreatitis as the protagonist of Fournier's Gangrene. This patient was treated with a radical debridement of his perineum at presentation and subsequently reconstructed with split thickness skin grafting. This is an unusual aetiology of necrotizing fasciitis with only one other case reported in the literature. This serves to emphasize to physicians that acute pancreatitis is a potential source when investigating and treating patients with Fournier's Gangrene.