Articles | Volume 3, issue 4
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

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.