Title

Retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis - when a simple procedure turns ugly

Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery

Abstract

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.

Publication

Tropical Doctor