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Gangrène gazeuse périnéo-fessière à extension cervico-faciale. À propos d’un cas exceptionnel [Fournier's gangrene: Cervical and facial extension. A very rare case]

Résumé : Fournier's gangrene is a fearsome disease with a bad prognosis and a mortality rate ranging between 10 and 80% according to the literature. It is extensive in 13 to 54% of cases. Up to date, cervico-facial extension has never been reported. We describe the case of a 51-year-old overweighed woman with a history of type 2 diabetes and a narrow lumbar canal who was referred to our institution for significant fatigue and increasingly painful legs. A diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene was made after correlating the physical findings with the results of a full body scan. Diffuse subcutaneous emphysema involving the face, neck, mediastinum, abdominal wall, right buttock, perineum and the right thigh was identified. Treatment included multiple surgical debridements, admission to intensive care unit, and an efficient antibiotic therapy that enabled preservation of the patient's life. To our knowledge, this is the first case of cervical and mediastinal extension of Fournier's gangrene to be reported. No clear guidelines exit on the management of this complication (cervico-facial and mediastinal drainage). We share our experience of this unusual case. (c) 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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R. Carloni, L. Pechevy, N. Isola, L. Vidal, D. Goga, et al.. Gangrène gazeuse périnéo-fessière à extension cervico-faciale. À propos d’un cas exceptionnel [Fournier's gangrene: Cervical and facial extension. A very rare case]. Annales de Chirurgie Plastique Esthétique, Elsevier Masson, 2016, 61 (1), pp.84--89. ⟨10.1016/j.anplas.2015.02.003⟩. ⟨hal-01343063⟩

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