Treatment and complications of Fournier's gangrene

M. D. Wolach, J. P. MacDermott, Anthony R Stone, Ralph W deVere White

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Ten patients with Fournier's gangrene were seen over an 11-month period; 3 had indwelling urethral catheters, 3 had preceding perineal infection and 6 had a history of alcohol abuse. An average of 2.1 operations was required per patient and the average hospital stay was 41 days. The mortality rate was 20%; 7 patients developed acute renal failure and 5 developed adult respiratory distress syndrome. Early treatment of these complications should help to reduce the mortality of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-314
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Urology


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