Fournier's gangrene

CT findings

M. A. Amendola, Victor Casillas, R. Joseph, R. Antun, O. Galindez

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Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is an uncommon gasforming infection of the scrotum which if not recognized early and treated appropriately may be fatal. In three patients recently seen at our institution, computed tomography (CT) was instrumental in establishing the correct diagnosis and determining the extent of the infectious process prior to surgery. The imaging findings at CT and its differential diagnosis are illustrated. A brief review of the current theories of pathogenesis of this interesting entity is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Fournier Gangrene
Tomography
Scrotum
Differential Diagnosis
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Keywords

  • Scrotum, CT
  • Scrotum, gangrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Amendola, M. A., Casillas, V., Joseph, R., Antun, R., & Galindez, O. (2004). Fournier's gangrene: CT findings. Abdominal Imaging, 19(5), 471-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00206944

Fournier's gangrene : CT findings. / Amendola, M. A.; Casillas, Victor; Joseph, R.; Antun, R.; Galindez, O.

In: Abdominal Imaging, Vol. 19, No. 5, 01.12.2004, p. 471-474.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amendola, MA, Casillas, V, Joseph, R, Antun, R & Galindez, O 2004, 'Fournier's gangrene: CT findings', Abdominal Imaging, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 471-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00206944
Amendola MA, Casillas V, Joseph R, Antun R, Galindez O. Fournier's gangrene: CT findings. Abdominal Imaging. 2004 Dec 1;19(5):471-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00206944
Amendola, M. A. ; Casillas, Victor ; Joseph, R. ; Antun, R. ; Galindez, O. / Fournier's gangrene : CT findings. In: Abdominal Imaging. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 471-474.
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