Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 500–502 | Cite as

Fournier’s gangrene: a radiologic emergency

  • Tatiana Piedra
  • Eva Ruíz
  • Francisco José González
  • Javier Arnaiz
  • Pedro Lastra
  • Gerardo López-Rasines
Article

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

Fournier Gangrene Sonography CT Ultrasound 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana Piedra
    • 1
  • Eva Ruíz
    • 1
  • Francisco José González
    • 1
  • Javier Arnaiz
    • 1
  • Pedro Lastra
    • 1
  • Gerardo López-Rasines
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario Marqués de ValdecillaSantanderSpain

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