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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, (1), p. 10. (doi: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

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Published date: 27 February 2008


Local EPrints ID: 79406
ISSN: 1749-7922
PURE UUID: 4e6cd455-57a3-460f-afe6-363cc3d10cd8
ORCID for Timothy J. Underwood: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:18

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Author: Jeremy Southgate
Author: Robert Talbot
Author: Guy F. Nash

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