Fournier's gangrene is a rapidly progressing necrotizing fasciitis involving the perineal, perianal, or genital regions and constitutes a true surgical emergency with a potentially high mortality rate.
Although the diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene is often made clinically, emergency ultrasonography and computed tomography lead to an early diagnosis with accurate assessment of disease extent. The Authors report their experience in ultrasound diagnosis of one case of Fournier's gangrene of testis illustrating the main sonographic signs and imaging diagnostic protocol.
Di Serafino M, Gullotto C, Gregorini C, Nocentini C. Are you the author?
U.O. Radiodiagnostica P.O. Santa Maria alla Gruccia Azienda USL8 Arezzo, zona Valdarno, p.zza del Volontariato 2, 52025 Montevarchi, AR Italy; U.O. Pronto Soccorso, DEA P.O. Santa Maria alla Gruccia Azienda USL8 Arezzo, zona Valdarno, Montevarchi, Italy.
Reference: J Ultrasound. 2014 Jul 1;17(4):303-6.