European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 283–286

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

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00238-007-0177-z

Cite this article as:
Grabietz, P.D. & Nicolai, JP.A. Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 30: 283. doi:10.1007/s00238-007-0177-z


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 neckNecrotizing fasciitisMuscle fasciaEyelidDebridement

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrice D. Grabietz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean-Philippe A. Nicolai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity Medical Center GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryEramus Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands