Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck: report of 5 cases and review of the literature.

@article{Mastronikolis2010NecrotizingFO,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck: report of 5 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Nicholas S. Mastronikolis and Theodoros Stathas and Stephanos S Naxakis and Antonios Mallis and Theodoros A. Papadas and Christina Kalogeropoulou and Petros Zampakis and Dimitrios Koukouras and P. D. Goumas},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          123-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe, rapidly spreading soft tissue infection of polymicrobial origin. This condition most frequently affects thorax, abdominal wall, extremities, perineum and groin, but according to recent literature the head and neck area is also involved with increasing frequency. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five cases of head and neck NF were detected among patients who were admitted at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the University… CONTINUE READING