Fournier's gangrene. Case report

Med Ultrason. 2014 Sep;16(3):262-3.


Fournier's gangrene is a condition marked by fulminant polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the urogenital and perineal areas. We present a patient with Fournier's gangrene and describe the physical examination and bedside sonographic findings. These findings can assist in the evaluation of patients with concerning symptoms so there can be timely administration of antibiotics and specialist consultation when necessary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fournier Gangrene* / diagnostic imaging
  • Fournier Gangrene* / surgery
  • Genital Diseases, Male* / diagnostic imaging
  • Genital Diseases, Male* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Penile Diseases / surgery
  • Scrotum / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography