Necrotizing fasciitis arising from a suprapubic catheter site. A case report.


Journal Article

Necrotizing fasciitis is an unusual complication of gynecologic surgery. A woman developed necrotizing fasciitis at the site of suprapubic urinary catheter placement. The diagnostic criteria for necrotizing fasciitis were fulfilled by the patient, whose predisposition for the disease was undiagnosed diabetes mellitus. This rare complication of suprapubic catheter drainage must be considered in high-risk patients presenting with an inflammation at this site of cutaneous trauma.

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Cited Authors

  • Bearman, DM; Livengood, CH; Addison, WA

Published Date

  • April 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 411 - 413

PubMed ID

  • 3367345

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3367345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-7758


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States