Perforated diverticulitis leading to Fournier’s gangrene


  • Henry K. Watter Hervey Bay Hospital, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Ho Nam Choi Hervey Bay Hospital, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Suresh Munugani Hervey Bay Hospital, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia



Diverticulitis, Fournier's gangrene, Necrotising fasciitis, Surgery, Debridement


Perforated diverticulitis is a rare cause of Fournier’s gangrene. Management for these conditions separately is well established, however no clear guidelines exist for operative management when they present in combination. This case provides a suggested management approach for managing the two conditions concurrently, in a peripheral hospital.


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