EURORAD ESR

Case 13993

Fournier's gangrene secondary to foreign body self-insertion into the urethra

Author(s)
Teiga, Eduardo; Radosevic, Aleksandar; Bazan, Fernando; J.A Prat-Matifoll

Hospital Universitario del Mar;
Passeig Maritim
08005 Barcelona, Spain;
Email:eduardo_teiga@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 57 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT - axial
     

    The subcutaneous emphysema (orange arrow) dissected along fascial planes and extended from the scrotum and perineum to the inguinal regions and abdominal wall.

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;

    CT scan depicted soft-tissue thickening and inflammation with a coexisting abscess and subcutaneous emphysema secondary to gas-forming bacteria. Note the calcified foreign body in the bladder (red arrowhead)

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;

    CT scan depicted soft-tissue thickening and inflammation with a coexisting abscess and subcutaneous emphysema (orange arrow) secondary to gas-forming bacteria.

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT - coronal & sagittal
     

    Large oval-shaped laminated calcifications (red arrowhead) secondary to foreign body self-insertion 3 months before. Note the emphysema in the scrotum (orange arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;

    Large oval-shaped laminated calcifications (red arrowhead) secondary to foreign body self-insertion 3 months before.

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
The subcutaneous emphysema (orange arrow) dissected along fascial planes and extended from the scrotum and perineum to the inguinal regions and abdominal wall.
 
CT scan depicted soft-tissue thickening and inflammation with a coexisting abscess and subcutaneous emphysema secondary to gas-forming bacteria. Note the calcified foreign body in the bladder (red arrowhead)
 
CT scan depicted soft-tissue thickening and inflammation with a coexisting abscess and subcutaneous emphysema (orange arrow) secondary to gas-forming bacteria.
 
Large oval-shaped laminated calcifications (red arrowhead) secondary to foreign body self-insertion 3 months before. Note the emphysema in the scrotum (orange arrow).
 
Large oval-shaped laminated calcifications (red arrowhead) secondary to foreign body self-insertion 3 months before.
 
 
 
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