oa South African Medical Journal - Iodiopathic gangrene of the scrotum (Fournier's gangrene)

Volume 25, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Three cases of idiopathic gangrene of the scrotum are presented. The clinical and pathological features of the disease in each case conform to the original descriptionption of the condition as given by Fournier in 1894. No demonstrable cause of the gangrene could be found in any of the cases. A short review of the literature is given.

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