Postoperative necrotizing chest-wall infection. Case report of a rare complication after elective lung surgery.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis, an uncommon, often fulminant bacterial infection, rarely originates in the chest wall. In a 67-year-old woman, elective lower lobectomy of the right lung was followed by fatal necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall. Tissue necrosis and overwhelming sepsis were due to synergistic infection by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus… (More)

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