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Pan Afr Med J. 2015 Mar 24;20:288. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2015.20.288.5506. eCollection 2015.

Fournier gangrene: rare complication of rectal cancer.

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1
Visceral Surgery Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco.
2
Urology Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco.

Abstract

Fournier's Gangrene is a rare complication of rectal cancer. Its discovery is often delayed. It's incidence is about 0.3/100,000 populations in Western countries. We report a patient with peritoneal perforation of rectal cancer revealed by scrotal and perineal necrotizing fasciitis.

KEYWORDS:

Fournier's Gangrene; complication; rectal cancer

PMID:
26161211
PMCID:
PMC4483353
DOI:
10.11604/pamj.2015.20.288.5506
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