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Breast Cancer. 2014 Jan;21(1):108-14. doi: 10.1007/s12282-010-0219-4. Epub 2010 Sep 3.

Bilateral necrotizing fasciitis of the breast following quadrantectomy.

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Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Research Institute, Room 4-425, 67 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2M1, Canada, fernando.angarita@uhnres.utoronto.ca.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare and highly lethal soft-tissue infection that involves the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. Although it can affect any part of the body, the breast is seldom involved. We describe a case of bilateral NF of the breast following elective quadrantectomy, successfully treated with antibiotics, bilateral mastectomy, and a vacuum-assisted wound closure system.

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20814771
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10.1007/s12282-010-0219-4
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