The modern view of Fournier gangrene

Written by Prokhorov A.V.

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Fournier gangrene (fulminant gangrene of the scrotum) is a rare form of infective necrotizing fasciitis genitalia and perineum polymicrobial aetiology. It refers to an acute surgical diseases characterized by rapid septic course and high mortality reaching 88 %. The review covers the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, diagnosis, treatment, outcome and prognosis of the disease. Addressed the issues relating to the economic costs of treatment due to extended admission. Discussed new methods of adjuvant therapy: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, vacuum therapy. Payed attention that the prognosis of the disease depends primarily on timely diagnosis and timing of surgical intervention.

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A.V. Prokhorov
57 City Clinical Hospital (3th Parkovaya St. Moscow 105425 Russian Federation)

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