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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Fournier's gangrene and perianal abscess: Is there a common denominator?


1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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Ajibola Emmanuel Jeje
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, PMB 12003, Idiaraba, Surulere, Lagos
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2468-6859.199166

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Fourniers gangrene is a genital catastrophe with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a 57 year old patient with fournier's gangrene and perianal abscess. He had serial debridements with daily bedside dressing and secondary closure of the scrotal defect. Further evaluation during the course of treatment revealed diabetes mellitus. We conclude that aggressive multidisciplinary treatment will improve outcome and that the existence of fournier's gangrene coexisting perianal abscess could alert the clinician to the possibility of underlying diabetes mellitus - A common denominator.


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