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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yamuna Kondapally, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

On CT scan, necrotizing fasciitis is characterized by subcutaneous emphysema, asymmetrical fascial thickening associated with fat stranding, edema and abscesses.

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Findings on CT scan suggestive of necrotizing fasciitis include:[1][2]

  • Subcutaneous emphysema
  • Asymmetrical fascial thickening associated with fat stranding
  • Edema extending into the intermuscular septa and the muscle
  • Thickening of one or both of the superficial and deep fascial layers
  • Abscesses
  • Diffuse enhancement (post contrast CT)

References

  1. Necrotizing fasciitis http://radiopaedia.org/articles/necrotising-fasciitis (2016) Accessed on September 9,2016
  2. Parenti GC, Marri C, Calandra G, Morisi C, Zabberoni W (2000). "[Necrotizing fasciitis of soft tissues: role of diagnostic imaging and review of the literature]". Radiol Med. 99 (5): 334–9. PMID 10938701.

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