What are pathognomonic findings of Fournier gangrene?

Updated: Jun 03, 2021
  • Author: Vernon M Pais, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The following are pathognomonic findings of Fournier gangrene upon pathologic evaluation of involved tissue:

  • Necrosis of the superficial and deep fascial planes<
  • Fibrinoid coagulation of the nutrient arterioles
  • Polymorphonuclear cell infiltration
  • Microorganisms identified within the involved tissues

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