Fournier's disease. Report of a case and review of the literature.

D. Porru, P. Pasquale Chessa

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Abstract

We report a case of Fournier's gangrene affecting a 77-year-old man. The patient was found to have decompensated diabetes mellitus that had been ignored before the onset of the disease. Several authors have described earlier a dramatic, explosive disease, leading to severe prostration within a few hours. Most of the recent cases, like this patient, have had a more insidious course, with symptoms beginning several days before hospitalization. Forty-five days after surgical debridement under spinal anesthesia and daily local treatment the scrotum was completely healed. The etiology and pathogenesis of this infrequent disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1032
Number of pages4
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Volume44
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1991

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Fournier Gangrene
Scrotum
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Debridement
Diabetes Mellitus
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Fournier's disease. Report of a case and review of the literature. / Porru, D.; Pasquale Chessa, P.

In: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia, Vol. 44, No. 8, 10.1991, p. 1029-1032.

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