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Volume 2014, Article ID 479057, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/479057
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A Case of Postsurgical Necrotizing Fasciitis Invading the Rectus Abdominis Muscle and Review of the Literature

1Department of Radiology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa 1035 Cap, 00189 Rome, Italy
2Department of Orthopaedics, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa 1035 Cap, 00189 Rome, Italy
3Department of Internal Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Via di Grottarossa 1035 Cap, 00189 Rome, Italy

Received 1 November 2013; Revised 5 January 2014; Accepted 16 January 2014; Published 23 February 2014

Academic Editor: Hitoshi Okamura

Copyright © 2014 Francesco Carbonetti et al. 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.

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