Retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis - When a simple procedure turns ugly

Abdul Alvi, Ghina Shamsi

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We present a case series of patients who underwent simple perianal procedures outside this hospital but developed postoperative and life-threatening retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis. With a high index of clinical suspicion and radiological imaging, we were able to establish earlier diagnosis. Resuscitation, the use of intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics, aggressive surgical debridement and continuous organ support were essential in achieving a positive outcome in both of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


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