OBJECTIVES: To analyze our data with regard to the treatment of Fournier's Gangrene, a necrotizing subcutaneous infection of the male genitalia.
This disease needs a pharmacological antibiotic and surgical treatment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is useful too.
METHODS: Our case record of fifteen years consists of 23 male patients.
RESULTS: The present article describes the last three cases that required an aggressive surgical management.
CONCLUSIONS: We have observed a probable worsening of the prognosis of Fournier's Gangrene related to a possible increase of drug resistance.
Repetto U1, Donelli A. Are you the author?
Struttura Complessa di Urologia, Ospedale San Bartolomeo di Sarzana, La Spezia - Italy.
Reference: Urologia. 2013 Jul 10;80(2):145-7.
Article in Italian.