Fournier's syndrome following anorectal examination and mucosal biopsy

Bruce L. Cunningham, Santhat Nivatvongs, Alan R. Shons

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We have presented a rare instance of Fournier's synergistic gangrene following anorectal examination and biopsy. Early diagnosis and extensive debridement were necessary. Extensive debridement necessitated a significant reconstruction task. This technique of genital reconstruction should be familiar to surgeons dealing with colonic and rectal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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