Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but potentially fatal condition. It is defined as a rapidly spreading infection of the subcutaneous soft tissue. Extension into the retroperitoneum may further complicate this deadly condition. We report a case of a 45-year-old gentleman who presented to our institute with perianal necrotizing fasciitis with extension into the retroperitoneum. He was managed with antibiotics and prompt surgical debridement. Our patient had a positive outcome which may be due to the fact that we had a high clinical suspicion, on the basis of which we opted for early operative management rather than delaying definitive treatment by obtaining imaging.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Baig, M. Z.,
Khalil, M. S.,
(2019). Perianal necrotizing fasciitis with retroperitoneal extension: A case report from Pakistan. Cureus, 11(7), e5052.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_neurosurg/197
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