Anterior abdominal wall necrotizing fasciitis due to strangulated umbilical hernia: a diagnostic dilemma

General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2013.0013
13
69-73
Anterior abdominal wall necrotizing fasciitis due to strangulated umbilical hernia: a diagnostic dilemma

Necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early recognition and aggressive debridement of necrotic tissue are essential to achieve good outcomes. We describe an unusual presentation of a woman who was diagnosed with infected wound on the abdomen and was initially treated with traditional therapies.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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