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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-190

Anterior chest wall an unusual site for necrotizing fasciitis

1 Department of General Surgery, Muzaffarnagar Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarnagar, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Nil Ratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mithilesh Kumar Pandey
Department of Neurosurgery, Nil Ratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.165495

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Necrotizing soft tissue infections are uncommon, seen most frequently in immune-compromised patients. The infections occur most frequently along the lower aspects of the body, such as the legs, perineum, and lower abdomen. It is extremely uncommon for necrotizing fasciitis to occur along the chest wall, with only a few of such cases have been reported. We discuss a case of anterior chest wall necrotizing fasciitis that involves the areola and infra axillary region with their successful management.

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