Rectal diversion without colostomy in Fournier’s gangrene
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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 wordsRectal diversion Fournier’s gangrene Decompressing tube
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