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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 3, issue 4
J. Bone Joint Infect., 3, 226–229, 2018
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.29065
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 3, 226–229, 2018
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.29065
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original full-length article 04 Oct 2018

Original full-length article | 04 Oct 2018

Intestinal Perforation by a Toothpick as Reason for Necrotizing Fasciitis

Markus Rupp, Gero Knapp, David Weisweiler, Christian Heiss, and Volker Alt Markus Rupp et al.
  • University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Giessen, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Rudolf-Buchheim-Strasse 7, 35385 Giessen, Germany.

Keywords: intestinal perforation, necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, hemipelvectomy

Abstract. Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but often fatal disease. Given the various causes of necrotizing fasciitis, we report a case of sigmoid colon perforation caused by a toothpick subsequently resulting in fulminant necrotizing fasciitis of the retroperitoneum and right thigh successfully treated by hemipelvectomy and Hartmann´s procedure.

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