Fournier's gangrene detected at an early stage: A case report

N. Sekido, S. Hinotsu, H. Akaza, K. Koiso

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Abstract

A 25-year-old male was admitted to our hospital complaining of pyrexia, sore throat and left hemiscrotal pain. On physical examination, a part of the left hemiscrotum showed slight redness, mild swelling and a small ulcerative lesion. Hematological study revealed marked inflammatory reaction. Intensive antibiotic chemotherapy and deep stab incision through the center of the lesion was conducted under the diagnosis of early-stage Fournier's gangrene. He rapidly recovered and the scrotal wound healed very quickly, without spreading any further across the scrotum. We conclude that early-stage Fournier's gangrene can be treated with intensive antibiotic chemotherapy and minimal debridement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Volume56
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

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Keywords

  • Fournier's grangrene
  • necrotizing fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Sekido, N., Hinotsu, S., Akaza, H., & Koiso, K. (1994). Fournier's gangrene detected at an early stage: A case report. Nishinihon Journal of Urology, 56(10), 1199-1202.