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.
Baig, M. Z.,
Khalil, M. S.,
(2019). Perianal necrotizing fasciitis with retroperitoneal extension: A case report from Pakistan. Cureus, 11(7), e5052.
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