J Bone Jt Infect 2018; 3(4):226-229. doi:10.7150/jbji.29065

Research Paper

Intestinal Perforation by a Toothpick as Reason for Necrotizing Fasciitis

Markus Rupp, Gero Knapp, David Weisweiler, Christian Heiss, Volker Alt

University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Giessen, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Rudolf-Buchheim-Strasse 7, 35385 Giessen, Germany.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but often fatal disease. Given the various causes of necrotizing fasciitis, we report a case of sigmoid colon perforation caused by a toothpick subsequently resulting in fulminant necrotizing fasciitis of the retroperitoneum and right thigh successfully treated by hemipelvectomy and Hartmann´s procedure.

Keywords: intestinal perforation, necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, hemipelvectomy

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Rupp M, Knapp G, Weisweiler D, Heiss C, Alt V. Intestinal Perforation by a Toothpick as Reason for Necrotizing Fasciitis. J Bone Jt Infect 2018; 3(4):226-229. doi:10.7150/jbji.29065. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v03p0226.htm