J Bone Jt Infect 2018; 3(4):226-229. doi:10.7150/jbji.29065
Intestinal Perforation by a Toothpick as Reason for Necrotizing Fasciitis
University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Giessen, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Rudolf-Buchheim-Strasse 7, 35385 Giessen, Germany.
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
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