Traumatic rectal perforation presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb.

  title={Traumatic rectal perforation presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb.},
  author={Wan Pei Cherylin Fu and Hui Min Quah and Kong Weng Eu},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  volume={50 8},
Necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection that is associated with high mortality and morbidity. It has been described in the form of Fournier's gangrene following rectal perforations related to colorectal cancer. In these rare instances, spontaneous perforation of locally-advanced rectal carcinoma provides an entry point for bacterial seeding to the surrounding soft tissues, resulting in Gram-negative sepsis of the perineum. To our knowledge, necrotising fasciitis… CONTINUE READING

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