Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast: A Case Report and Literature Review

Neesa Fadaee, Michelle Ong, Mohammed Al-Askari


A 51-year-old woman presented to our facility with an open wound in the left breast. This was associated with a hard, non-mobile, tender lesion palpable underneath. The wound contained central necrosis with surrounding purulent discharge and accompanying erythema. Following radical debridement of the breast down to the pectoralis fascia the patient had a vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device dressing applied. Histological examination was consistent with necrotizing fasciitis of the breast.

J Med Cases. 2019;10(9):288-292


Necrotizing fasciitis; Breast; Infection

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