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Fournier's gangrene: experience of four cases.
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei). 1991 Oct; 48(4):310-2.ZY

Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is an acute gangrenous inflammation of the male genitalia. In an 18-month period, four patients with Fournier's gangrene were treated at our hospital. Their ages ranged from 39 to 74 years (average 55.2). The presenting symptoms and signs included pain, swelling and necrosis of the scrotum and perineum, fever and jaundice were also noted. Three patients with the predisposing factor of urinary tract infection or perianal abscess recovered after surgical debridement and antibiotics treatment. Their hospital stay ranged between 13 and 50 days. One patient with diabetes, presenting severe septic shock at arrival, died one day after debridement. From the experience of our cases and review of the literature, early surgical debridement and antibiotics are mandatory for the treatment of Fournier's gangrene.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, R.O.C.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1659928

Citation

Chiang, R A., et al. "Fournier's Gangrene: Experience of Four Cases." Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi = Chinese Medical Journal; Free China Ed, vol. 48, no. 4, 1991, pp. 310-2.
Chiang RA, Hsu JC, Lin JC. Fournier's gangrene: experience of four cases. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei). 1991;48(4):310-2.
Chiang, R. A., Hsu, J. C., & Lin, J. C. (1991). Fournier's gangrene: experience of four cases. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi = Chinese Medical Journal; Free China Ed, 48(4), 310-2.
Chiang RA, Hsu JC, Lin JC. Fournier's Gangrene: Experience of Four Cases. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei). 1991;48(4):310-2. PubMed PMID: 1659928.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fournier's gangrene: experience of four cases. AU - Chiang,R A, AU - Hsu,J C, AU - Lin,J C, PY - 1991/10/1/pubmed PY - 1991/10/1/medline PY - 1991/10/1/entrez SP - 310 EP - 2 JF - Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed JO - Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) VL - 48 IS - 4 N2 - Fournier's gangrene is an acute gangrenous inflammation of the male genitalia. In an 18-month period, four patients with Fournier's gangrene were treated at our hospital. Their ages ranged from 39 to 74 years (average 55.2). The presenting symptoms and signs included pain, swelling and necrosis of the scrotum and perineum, fever and jaundice were also noted. Three patients with the predisposing factor of urinary tract infection or perianal abscess recovered after surgical debridement and antibiotics treatment. Their hospital stay ranged between 13 and 50 days. One patient with diabetes, presenting severe septic shock at arrival, died one day after debridement. From the experience of our cases and review of the literature, early surgical debridement and antibiotics are mandatory for the treatment of Fournier's gangrene. SN - 0578-1337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1659928/Fournier's_gangrene:_experience_of_four_cases_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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