Breast necrotising fasciitis managed by partial mastectomy
- 1Vascular Surgery Department, ABM University Health Board, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
- 2General Surgery Department, ABM University Health Board, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
- Correspondence to Jakub Kaczynski,
We present the case of a 75-year-old woman who presented with extensive breast cellulitis, which was thought to be secondary to a deep breast abscess. On admission the patient underwent debridement of the breast and broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics were administered. However, during hospitalisation she developed sepsis, acute renal failure and required further debridements for the rapidly spreading necrotising fasciitis. Subsequently, a partial mastectomy was performed and the patient made an overall good postoperative recovery.
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