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Surgical treatment of soft tissue necrosis - our experience and Review of the literature

Krasimir Ivanov, Nikola Kolev, Anton Tonev, G. Stefanov, M. Jordanov, D. Hristov, Valentin Ignatov, Temelko Temelkov

Abstract

Necrotizing soft tissue infections are abroad category of bacterial and fungal skin infections. Descriptive terms vary based on the location, depth, and extent of infection, the presence of necrotizing fasciitis. Depending on the depth of invasion, necrotizing soft tissue infections can cause extensive local tissue destruction, tissue necrosis, systemic toxicity, and even death. Despite surgical advances and the introduction of antibiotics, reported mortality rates for necrotizing soft tissue infections range from 6 percent to as high as 76 percent. We share the experience of Clinic of General and Operative surgery.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2007; 39(2):169-174


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v39i2.493

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Krasimir Ivanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of General and Operative Surgery

Nikola Kolev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of General and Operative Surgery

Anton Tonev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of General and Operative Surgery

G. Stefanov
St. Marina University Hospital of Varna
Bulgaria

Clinic of Vascular Surgery

M. Jordanov
St. Marina University Hospital of Varna
Bulgaria

Clinic of Vascular Surgery

D. Hristov
St. Marina University Hospital of Varna
Bulgaria

Clinic of General and Operative Surgery

Valentin Ignatov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of General and Operative Surgery

Temelko Temelkov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of General and Operative Surgery

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