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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 656-659

Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis


1 Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and, India

Correspondence Address:
F M Debta
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Q No-6/16, Staff Quater, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1246

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Necrotizing fascitis is rapidly spreading soft tissue infection involving the subcutaneous tissues. Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) is rare complication from dental infection that can lead to the involvement of the neck, mediastinum and chest wall. The case discussed below is of a patient with an odontogenic infection, leading to spread of infection along the cervical fascia) planes due to immunocompromised state of patient causing necrosis and wound in neck region, diagnosed as cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis. The author found a successful outcome in the patient after he underwent surgical debridement and antibiotic coverage.


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