Scrotal emphysema with characteristics of
Fournier's gangrene in a community setting

Title

Scrotal emphysema with characteristics of
Fournier's gangrene in a community setting

Creator

Cook BP; Verdone C; Ricchiuti D

Publisher

Urology Case Reports

Date

2020
2020-11-01

Description

Fournier's gangrene is a life-threatening type of necrotizing fasciitis associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. The patient is a 29-year-old incarcerated male who presented to the ED with left-sided scrotal crepitus extending into the axilla and testicular swelling. The patient endorsed a pimple on his left scrotum accompanied with groin pain. He had a prior history of foreign body removal and self-mutilating behaviors. The patient was taken for surgical exploration out of concern due to a subcutaneous emphysema secondary to a necrotizing soft tissue infection.

Subject

Fournier's gangrene; Scrotal emphysema

Rights

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Format

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Volume

33

ISSN

2214-4420

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Urology
Department of General Surgery
NEOMED Student Publications

Update Year & Number

August 2020 List

Citation

Cook BP; Verdone C; Ricchiuti D, “Scrotal emphysema with characteristics of
Fournier's gangrene in a community setting,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11244.

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