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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 941578, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/941578
Case Report

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Cervical Region following Extravasation Injury

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Meram Medical Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42090 Konya, Turkey

Received 15 September 2012; Revised 6 October 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012

Academic Editor: A. Chow

Copyright © 2012 Ayşe Özlem Gündeşlioğlu and Emine Çiğdem Özen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive soft tissue infection that can cause local tissue destruction, necrosis, and life threatening severe sepsis. Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region caused by an extravasation injury is rare. This paper reports a patient with necrotizing fasciitis of the cervical region caused by an extravasation injury which required an early surgical debridement.