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Fournier Gangrene
Mitchell Tublin, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Fournier gangrene (FG)
          • Definitions

            • Rapidly progressing, life-threatening, fulminant, necrotizing polymicrobial fasciitis of perineal, genital, and perianal regions

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Di Serafino M et al: A clinical case of Fournier's gangrene: imaging ultrasound. J Ultrasound. 17(4):303-6, 2014
                                        2. Mishra SP et al: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Surgeon's Prospective. Int J Inflam. 2013:609628, 2013
                                        3. Shyam DC et al: Fournier's gangrene. Surgeon. 11(4):222-32, 2013
                                        4. Sroczyński M et al: A complex approach to the treatment of Fournier's gangrene. Adv Clin Exp Med. 22(1):131-5, 2013
                                        5. Yoneda A et al: MRI can determine the adequate area for debridement in the case of Fournier's gangrene. Int Surg. 95(1):76-9, 2010
                                        6. Levenson RB et al: Fournier gangrene: role of imaging. Radiographics. 28(2):519-28, 2008
                                        7. Basoglu M et al: Management of Fournier's gangrene: review of 45 cases. Surg Today. 37(7):558-63, 2007
                                        8. Piedra T et al: Fournier's gangrene: a radiologic emergency. Abdom Imaging. 31(4):500-2, 2006
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Fournier gangrene (FG)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Rapidly progressing, life-threatening, fulminant, necrotizing polymicrobial fasciitis of perineal, genital, and perianal regions

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Di Serafino M et al: A clinical case of Fournier's gangrene: imaging ultrasound. J Ultrasound. 17(4):303-6, 2014
                                                                              2. Mishra SP et al: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Surgeon's Prospective. Int J Inflam. 2013:609628, 2013
                                                                              3. Shyam DC et al: Fournier's gangrene. Surgeon. 11(4):222-32, 2013
                                                                              4. Sroczyński M et al: A complex approach to the treatment of Fournier's gangrene. Adv Clin Exp Med. 22(1):131-5, 2013
                                                                              5. Yoneda A et al: MRI can determine the adequate area for debridement in the case of Fournier's gangrene. Int Surg. 95(1):76-9, 2010
                                                                              6. Levenson RB et al: Fournier gangrene: role of imaging. Radiographics. 28(2):519-28, 2008
                                                                              7. Basoglu M et al: Management of Fournier's gangrene: review of 45 cases. Surg Today. 37(7):558-63, 2007
                                                                              8. Piedra T et al: Fournier's gangrene: a radiologic emergency. Abdom Imaging. 31(4):500-2, 2006