Perforated carcinoma of the caecum presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall, the key to early diagnosis and management

Abstract

BACKGROUND Necrotising Fasciitis is a life threatening soft tissue infection which requires aggressive, early surgical management. CASE PRESENTATION We present a rare case of a retroperitoneal perforation of a carcinoma of the caecum presenting as a necrotising fasciitis of the anterior abdominal wall. CONCLUSION This case highlights the importance of early aggressive debridement to healthy tissue limits, the consideration of a rare underlying cause, and the scope for plastic surgical reconstruction in order that aggressive initial surgery can be adequately performed.

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2482-6-11

Extracted Key Phrases

Cite this paper

@article{Marron2006PerforatedCO, title={Perforated carcinoma of the caecum presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall, the key to early diagnosis and management}, author={Conor D Marron and Gerarde T McArdle and Milind Rao and Stephen Sinclair and John Moorehead}, journal={BMC Surgery}, year={2006}, volume={6}, pages={11 - 11} }