Case Report

European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 283-286

First online:

Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region: a case report

  • Patrice D. GrabietzAffiliated withDepartment of Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center GroningenDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eramus Medical Center Email author 
  • , Jean-Philippe A. NicolaiAffiliated withDepartment of Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially lethal disease. It starts as an infection of muscle fascia and soft tissue. The head and neck region is rarely involved. Spreading of the disease is very rapid and can lead to serious complications. This paper reports a patient with necrotizing fasciitis of the right upper eyelid which required debridement and intensive care admission.


Head and neck Necrotizing fasciitis Muscle fascia Eyelid Debridement