Necrotising perineal infection: a fatal outcome of ischiorectal fossa abscesses.

  title={Necrotising perineal infection: a fatal outcome of ischiorectal fossa abscesses.},
  author={K Prasanna Moorthy and P. Prabhakar Rao and Avinash Nivritti Supe},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  volume={45 5},
INTRODUCTION Necrotizing perineal infection or Fournier's gangrene is an uncommon but lethal complication of ischiorectal fossa abscesses. It is associated with a high mortality, especially in diabetics and immunocompromised individuals. Attempts have been made to study factors which could serve as prognostic indicators. The role of faecal diversion has not been clearly determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 8 patients who presented with necrotizing perineal infection as a… CONTINUE READING


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