First report of a necrotising fasciitis of the breast following a core needle biopsy

Breast J. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):199-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2009.00697.x.


Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is the most aggressive form of soft tissue infection. We report the first case of NF of the breast following a core needle biopsy. Aggressive management including surgical debridement and vacuum therapy allowed wound healing and breast conservation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle / adverse effects*
  • Breast / pathology*
  • Breast / surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / drug therapy
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / etiology*
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Skin / pathology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents