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Case of Fournier’s Gangrene in a Patient with Long-Term Indwelling Catheterization due to Urinary Incontinence after Open Radical Prostatectomy
Urogenit Tract Infect 2020 Apr;15(1):6-9
Published online April 30, 2020;
Copyright © 2020 Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation.

Kyung Kgi Park, Sung Dae Kim, Young-Joo Kim, Jung-Sik Huh

Department of Urology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University, Graduate School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Correspondence to: Jung-Sik Huh
Department of Urology, Jeju National University Hospital, 15 Aran 13-gil, Jeju 63241, Korea
Tel: +82-64-717-1760, Fax: +82-64-717-1131
Received April 16, 2020; Revised April 18, 2020; Accepted April 21, 2020.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Fournier’s gangrene is a life-threatening disease that needs to be treated as soon as possible. An 82-year-old male, who exchanged a urethral catheter once a month for urinary incontinence management after open radical prostatectomy, presented with an acute onset of mental change and general weakness. After ten days’ hospitalization, the disease was diagnosed. The scrotal wall was opened, and the infectious tissue was exposed to the air and kept open with an aseptic dressing. After 45 days, his scrotal wound healed and returned to its typical appearance without scarring and wound disruption. He recovered fully from the infection. This paper reports a case of Fournier’s gangrene in a patient with long-term indwelling catheterization due to urinary incontinence after an open radical prostatectomy with a literature review.
Keywords : Gangrene, Fournier's; Prostatectomy; Urinary incontinence; Catheters

April 2020, 15 (1)

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