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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Fournier's gangrene of the penis: A rare entity


Department of Surgery and Dermatology, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot-151 203, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashutosh Talwar
# 626, Phase II, Urban Estate, Dugri Road, Ludhiana, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.63394

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Fournier's gangrene is a rare, fulminant, but and usually a localized disease of the scrotum and penis, with an occasional extension up to the abdominal wall. The usual organism is an anaerobic streptococcus synergistic with other organisms. A 45-year-old male presented with fever and pain and a brownish-black discolouration of the penis, of four days. Our case was unusual in that the penis was involved, which is very rare. Early therapy is the key, including hospitalization, debridement of the entire shaft of the penis distal to the devastated area, without excising the normal skin, parenteral broad-spectrum antibiotics, and skin grafting.


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