A case of Fournier's gangrene reconstructed with negative-pressure bolster for free skin grafts: A case report

Shuichi Shimada, Tomohiro Eriguchi, Koji Mitsuzuka, Masahiko Wako, Shinnosuke Kato

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Abstract

A 44-year-old male with a history of diabetes mellitus and alcoholism for 20 years, was admitted to our hospital complaining of urinary retention and high fever. The scrotum was swollen and became necrotic partially. The inflammation and emphysema was around the anus, bilateral inguinal region, and right flank. The laboratory data showed disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). According to the clinical and radiological findings, we diagnosed the illness as Fournier's gangrene. Cystostomy and surgical debridment were performed in conjunction with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and anti-DIC therapy. After the general condition improved, the broad defect of perineal skin was covered with a free skin graft by using the negative-pressure bolster method. The graft was successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalActa Urologica Japonica
Volume54
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fournier's gangrene
  • Free skin graft
  • Negative-pressure bolster method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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