DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20201877

A simplified prognostic scoring and grading system for Fournier’s gangrene

Subhash Chandra Sharma, Vipin Kumar, Lalit Govind Vadher

Abstract


Background: Fournier’s gangrene is life threatening, necrotizing fasciitis, affecting external genetalia of male greater than female with mortality 7 to 53%. Fournier gangrene severity, LRINR and LNR scoring used to evaluate morbidity and mortality. Aim and objective of our study was to simplify a system, especially for Indian peripheral health centers which can predict mortality, morbidity.

Methods: This study was conducted in department of surgery of Teerthankar Mahaveer University. Body mass index, blood urea nitrogen and patient demography used to develop the scoring system with minimum and maximum points and correlated our results.

Results: Our simplified scoring system also has a direct bearing on mortality, morbidity, recovery and hospital stay. In our study 3 male and 2 females died.

Conclusions: Simplified scoring and grading system will be helpful in predicting the morbidity and mortality, early surgical intervention, hospital stay, time for reconstruction.


Keywords


Fournier’s gangrene, Grading, Scoring system

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