Bilateral necrotizing fasciitis of the breast following quadrantectomy

Academic Article


  • Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare and highly lethal soft-tissue infection that involves the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. Although it can affect any part of the body, the breast is seldom involved. We describe a case of bilateral NF of the breast following elective quadrantectomy, successfully treated with antibiotics, bilateral mastectomy, and a vacuum-assisted wound closure system. © 2010 The Japanese Breast Cancer Society.
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  • Breast Cancer  Journal
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    Author List

  • Angarita FA; Acuna SA; Torregrosa L; Tawil M; Sánchez EF; Heilbron O; Domínguez LC
  • Start Page

  • 108
  • End Page

  • 114
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 1