Fournier's Gangrene: A fifteen-year survey. Three cases treated by aggressive surgical management - Abstract

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.

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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.
doi: 10.5301/RU.2013.11142

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23813286

Article in Italian. Infections Section