Perforated diverticulitis presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the leg


Underwood, Timothy J., Southgate, Jeremy, Talbot, Robert and Nash, Guy F. (2008) Perforated diverticulitis presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the leg. World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 3, (10), 3-[pp]. (doi:10.1186/1749-7922-3-10).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-7922-3-10

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Diverticulosis of the colon is a common condition of increasing age. Complications of diverticulitis including stricture, perforation and fistula formation often require surgery. Perforated diverticulitis may rarely present with spreading superficial sepsis. We describe for the first time, to our knowledge, a case of retroperitoneal diverticula perforation presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the leg necessitating hind-quarter amputation

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1749-7922 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
ePrint ID: 79406
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:01
Contact Email Address: t.j.underwood@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79406

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