Necrotizing Fasciitis of Cancer Breast: Case Report and Literature Review

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection predominantly involving abdominal wall and perineum. Delay in diagnosis and treatment poses a high risk of mortality. This condition rarely involves the breast. The incidence of necrotizing fasciitis in a carcinoma breast is an extremely rare event. Here, we report a case of 56-year-old female with necrotizing fasciitis of carcinoma breast. Patient underwent emergency modified radical mastectomy with skin cover under broad-spectrum antibiotic cover.

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Suresh Kumar, D., Viswanathan, M.P., Navin Noushad, S. et al. Necrotizing Fasciitis of Cancer Breast: Case Report and Literature Review. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 58 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00406-7

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Keywords

  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Carcinoma breast
  • Sepsis
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics