Retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis - when a simple procedure turns ugly
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.
(2009). Retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis - when a simple procedure turns ugly. Tropical Doctor, 39(1), 55-57.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_surg/73