Necrotizing Fasciitis…

Nec Fasc 3

Nec Fasc 2Nec Fasc 1

This patient came in septic with hypotension, tachycardia, obtunded mental status.  A decubitus ulcer was noted stage III with surrounding crepitus and erythema.  There is an impressive amount of gas extending up the fascial planes in the upper left leg, gluteal area, extending through the sciatic foramen into the pelvic cavity.  This is consistent with necrotizing fasciitis and this extent of involvement has a very poor prognosis.  The source was likely a sacral decubitus ulcer. 

Author:  Russell Jones, MD.

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One Comment on “Necrotizing Fasciitis…”

  1. docskalski Says:

    Reblogged this on Cortical Media and commented:
    Don’t see this every day…


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