International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104--106

Ultrasound in the diagnosis of Fournier«SQ»s gangrene


Erika Kube1, Stanislaw P Stawicki2, David P Bahner1 
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ohio Health, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
David P Bahner
756 Prior Hall, 376 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus OH 43210
USA

Fournier«SQ»s gangrene (FG) is a life-threatening, rapidly progressive necrotizing infection. If not recognized and treated early, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The classic physical exam findings of crepitus are seen in approximately two-thirds of patients during the early stages of FG. Focused bedside sonography performed in cases of suspected gangrene represents an excellent adjunct in confirming the presence of subcutaneous gas and other signs of necrotizing infection. We present an illustrative case of a patient with FG who was evaluated with focused bedside ultrasonography.


How to cite this article:
Kube E, Stawicki SP, Bahner DP. Ultrasound in the diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2012;2:104-106


How to cite this URL:
Kube E, Stawicki SP, Bahner DP. Ultrasound in the diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2023 Feb 9 ];2:104-106
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