Fournier's gangrene is a rare form of necrotizing fasciitis that affects the genital area up to the perineal region and sometimes the abdominal wall. Our article aims to show that in the treatment of extensive forms of Fournier's gangrene, correct use of flap and skin grafts and a quick reconstruction of the exposed tissues avoid scarring retraction of the testicles and deformation of the penis. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and photographic data of Fournier's gangrene cases treated at our Institute. The data were evaluated to obtain an estimate of the results of the reconstructive technique used, in terms of percentage of occurred healings and eventual complications. A total of 34 patients underwent surgery for Fournier's gangrene. In nine cases (26.5%), we had minor complications: in four patients, suffering from diabetes and obesity, a retard in attachment of graft occurred, while in five patients with perianal problems there was a delay in healing due to the onset of local infection. The reconstruction approach described here may reduce surgical times. In Fournier's gangrene, the exposed tissues must be reconstructed as quickly as possible.

Algorithm of rational approach to reconstruction in Fournier's disease / Tripodi, D.; Amabile, M. I.; Gagliardi, F.; Frusone, F.; Varanese, M.; De Luca, A.; Pironi, D.; D'Andrea, V.; Sorrenti, S.; Cannistra, C.. - In: OPEN MEDICINE. - ISSN 2391-5463. - 16:1(2021), pp. 1028-1037. [10.1515/med-2021-0294]

Algorithm of rational approach to reconstruction in Fournier's disease

Tripodi D.
Primo
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Amabile M. I.
Supervision
;
Gagliardi F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Frusone F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Varanese M.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
De Luca A.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Pironi D.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
D'Andrea V.
Supervision
;
Sorrenti S.
Project Administration
;
2021

Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is a rare form of necrotizing fasciitis that affects the genital area up to the perineal region and sometimes the abdominal wall. Our article aims to show that in the treatment of extensive forms of Fournier's gangrene, correct use of flap and skin grafts and a quick reconstruction of the exposed tissues avoid scarring retraction of the testicles and deformation of the penis. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and photographic data of Fournier's gangrene cases treated at our Institute. The data were evaluated to obtain an estimate of the results of the reconstructive technique used, in terms of percentage of occurred healings and eventual complications. A total of 34 patients underwent surgery for Fournier's gangrene. In nine cases (26.5%), we had minor complications: in four patients, suffering from diabetes and obesity, a retard in attachment of graft occurred, while in five patients with perianal problems there was a delay in healing due to the onset of local infection. The reconstruction approach described here may reduce surgical times. In Fournier's gangrene, the exposed tissues must be reconstructed as quickly as possible.
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