Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 500–502

Fournier’s gangrene: a radiologic emergency

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
  • Eva Ruíz
    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
  • Francisco José González
    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
  • Javier Arnaiz
    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
  • Pedro Lastra
    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
  • Gerardo López-Rasines
    • Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-006-9035-x

Cite this article as:
Piedra, T., Ruíz, E., González, F.J. et al. Abdom Imaging (2006) 31: 500. doi:10.1007/s00261-006-9035-x

Abstract

Fournier’s gangrene (FG) is a life-threatening, necrotizing infection involving the soft tissues of the scrotal area. Because of potential severe complications, it is important to diagnose the disease as early as possible. We present the CT findings of FG in a young male that came to the Emergency Department for genital pain and tenderness.

Keywords

FournierGangreneSonographyCTUltrasound

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006