Thigh infection and subcutaneous emphysema: an emergency, review of literature and case discussion.
AffiliationDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Galway, Ireland. email@example.com
Soft Tissue Infections
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CitationThigh infection and subcutaneous emphysema: an emergency, review of literature and case discussion. 2011, 180 (2):333-6 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractThigh infection associated with local emphysematous signs on presentation to the emergency room should alert the medical staff at once of potential complication associated with it. The infection may be associated with underlying bowel pathology and has a high mortality rate. Hence, emergency treatment should be instituted. We discuss a case with this uncommon presentation, treatment administered and relevant literature.