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Volume : 25 Issue : 2 Year : 2017
 
Radiological Assessment in Necrotizing Fasciitis [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2017; 25(1): 19-21 | DOI: 10.5505/ias.2017.11886  

Radiological Assessment in Necrotizing Fasciitis

Mustafa C. Gök1, Yalçın Turhan2, Murat Demiroğlu3, Bülent Kılıç4, Mesut Akkuş3, Korhan Özkan3
1Department of Radiology, Baltalimanı Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey.
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty, Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey.
4Department of Healthcare Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul Gelişim University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rarely seen condition that affects the superficial fascia and subcutaneous fatty tissue and can be life threatening. It is mostly encountered in an acute fashion, but subacute progressive course can be seen rarely. Necrotizing fasciitis can affect any part of the body, but it is mostly seen in extremities, especially in the lower extremity. Although some traumatic events such as open fractures, crush injuries, lacerations, steroid injections, insect bites, burns, or frostbite injuries can cause necrotizing fasciitis, it can also be seen without any trauma. Affected extremity or the life of the patient can be protected with rapid diagnosis and treatment. Radiological tests are important as clinical doubt and examination. This study aimed to discuss the importance of the radiological assessment for the diagnosis of this lifethreatening condition in the context of current literature.

Keywords: MRI, necrotizing fasciitis, radiology


Mustafa C. Gök, Yalçın Turhan, Murat Demiroğlu, Bülent Kılıç, Mesut Akkuş, Korhan Özkan. Radiological Assessment in Necrotizing Fasciitis. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2017; 25(1): 19-21

Corresponding Author: Yalçın Turhan, Türkiye


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