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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr1020092375.
Published online 2010 September 7. doi:  10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2375
PMCID: PMC3027400
Reminder of important clinical lesson

Port site necrotising fasciitis following laparoscopic appendicectomy


Necrotising fasciitis is a fast-spreading infection affecting the fascia and, with continued spread, causes secondary necrosis of the skin. A case has been previously described in association with laparoscopic appendicectomy but with a fatal outcome. We report a similar but successfully managed case and review the literature.

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