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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
12716
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
23844
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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14364
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
27969
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14130
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
27965
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
16911
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
31372
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
13625
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
25890
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Leverkusen Clinic

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Leverkusen Clinic is a hospital with a top-class regional medical care. It has the highly qualified diagnostic and health care facilities.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
13499
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
25564
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Leverkusen

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14404
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
28159
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
16812
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
31273
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Urology Hospital Munich-Planegg Munich

9/10 from 23 Votes

The Urology Hospital Munich - Planegg, founded in 1969, is one of the most advanced specialized urology clinics in Germany. The main focuses of the hospital include urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery, general urology, andrology and pediatric urology.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14344
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
28220
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14391
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
27809
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

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Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
16591
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
31359
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Am Urban Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Am Urban Hospital is an academic clinic at the Charité University Hospital. Many departments of the hospital are recognized for their outstanding medical and patient care services.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
16700
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
32297
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
14124
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
27988
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
16688
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
31264
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds.

Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene
19336
Surgical treatment of fournier gangrene with skin transplantation
37981
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg
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About the disease

Fournier gangrene is an infection, which can originate either in the scrotum, penis or in perineum, which is an area below the pelvic diaphragm. Perineum is also known as an erogenous zone for both males and females. Fournier gangrene can develop as a result of perirectal infection or diseases of urinary tract. Pancreatitis can also be a contributing factor. 20% of patients with fournier gangrene had previous history of pancreatitis. It begins with spreading redness in the scrotum area and then the swelling and pain behind the gangrene process, which leads to sloughing of the perineum tissues.  The necrotizing process spreads quite quickly because of the high concentration of the damaged pancreatic enzymes. 

This type of gangrene is more common in males. 70% of all cases are predominant in men. It is a relatively rare condition with 1, 800 cases have been recorded in England since1950.

People can develop gangrene in the perineum because of such precipitating factors:

  • Thoracic or pelvic trauma
  • Previous surgery in the scrotum or perineum
  • Prosthetic implants in the penile area
  • Genital piercings

Very rarely, children can develop fournier gangrene as a result of circumcision or untreated timely hernia. People who live in tropical regions can develop fournier gangrene as a result of venomous insect bites.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the scrotum
  • Redness in the genital area
  • Severe pain in the perineum
  • Fever
  • Damaged urinary function
  • Itching

Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound of the perineum can show if this area is damaged. It can also show if scrotal walls are thickened which is another indicator of the disease.
  • Blood and urine test determines if the urinary tract system was affected by the infection
  • Histological test can determine if the necrosis of the tissues have began.
  • CT scan produces the image of the soft tissue, which allows doctors understand if gangrene spread there.

Treatment

  • Surgical treatment is needed once the person was diagnosed with fournier gangrene. A person usually needs to undergo debridement, which is removal of the dead tissues to prevent gangrene from spreading further and affecting with infection the whole body. Most often chemical enzymes, which were affected by the gangrene, must also be eliminated. Fournier Gangrene is a medical emergency, that`s why surgery needs to carried out in the matter of hours after the diagnosis was done. 
  • Surgical treatment with skin transplantation also aims to remove the necrotic tissue, but it is combined with reconstructive surgery, during which a skin graft if used to cover the perineum area after the resection. Skin graft is usually used from another part of the body.

After the resection surgeon can also create the bypass in perineum area to create the new blood flow, which will normalize whole blood circulation of the body. 




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