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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 9520516, 3 pages
Case Report

Nonodontogenic Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Sialadenitis

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 12 July 2016; Revised 30 August 2016; Accepted 14 September 2016

Academic Editor: M. Tayyar Kalcioglu

Copyright © 2016 Alper Yenigun 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.


Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive infectious disease of the soft tissue with high mortality and morbidity rates. Necrotizing fasciitis is occasionally located in the head and neck region and develops after odontogenic infections. Factors affecting treatment success rates are early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic treatment, and surgical debridement. We present a necrotizing fasciitis case located in the neck region that developed after sialoadenitis. It is important to emphasize that necrotizing fasciitis to be seen in the neck region is very rare. Nonodontogenic necrotizing fasciitis is even more rare.