Репозиторий Университета

Necrotizing infection of soft tissues as the complication of perforating tumor of sigmoid colon

  • Lipatov K.
  • Komarova E.
  • Borodin A.
  • Struchkov Y.
  • Frolkov V.
  • Kirillin A.
  • Kiryupina M.
Дата публикации:01.01.2018
Журнал: Novosti Khirurgii
БД: Scopus
Ссылка: Scopus


© 2018 Vitebsk State Medical University. All rights reserved. This clinical case demonstrates the development of severe streptococcal (Streptococcus pyogenes) necrotizing soft tissue infection as a result of perforation of the sigmoid neoplasm. The rapidly progressive necrotic process in the soft tissues of the lumbar and gluteal region as well as necrotic process in the left thigh (with the predominant lesion of the superficial fascia, subcutaneous fat and skin) led to the formation of an extensive postnecrectomic wound defect with an area of more than 1000 square centimeters. In addition to the severity of illness, the patient's belated treatment and the underestimation of the clinical situation by surgeons who provided emergency care contributed to such an extensive spread of the pathological process. The development of sepsis was accompanied by severe multiple organ failure. Because of the severity of the patient's condition, the surgical removal of the sigmoid neoplasm extended in the abdomen wall became possible only after its stabilization as a result of surgical focal sanation and complex intensive therapy in the conditions of the ICU. The most important point of the stage-by-stage surgical treatment was the choice of methods for the plastic closure of an extensive postnecrectomic wound that involved the entire left gluteal region, part of the lumbar and antero-inner surface of the left thigh. Taking into account the size and localization of the defect, the plastic reserves of the surrounding skin, the wound was closed in three stages with the help of combined plastic surgery techniques: with local tissues by the method of tissue expansion and a split-thickness skin graft.

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