Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 157–159 | Cite as

Rectal diversion without colostomy in Fournier’s gangrene

  • O. EstradaEmail author
  • I. Martinez
  • M. Del Bas
  • S. Salvans
  • L. A. Hidalgo
Technical Note


Fournier’s gangrene is a potentially fatal necrotizing fasciitis affecting the perineum and genital area. The usual treatment includes prompt surgical debridement and, in many cases, a diverting colostomy. We present two cases of Fournier’s gangrene that were treated with extensive local debridement and rectal diversion with a new device for faecal matter management, avoiding the need for a colostomy.

Key words

Rectal diversion Fournier’s gangrene Decompressing tube 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Estrada
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Martinez
    • 1
  • M. Del Bas
    • 1
  • S. Salvans
    • 1
  • L. A. Hidalgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Surgery Hospital de MataróCerretra de Cirera s/n, MataróBarcelonaSpain

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