Published 2024-01-04
Hylman Mahendra Syamsuhadi Alamsyah


Objective: This study aims to report an undiagnosed Fournier’s gangrene. Case(s) Presentation: A 62-year-old male with advanced urogenital cancer and an incarcerated inguinal hernia. Sudden-onset scrotal pain was initially diagnosed as hydrocele with an incarcerated hernia. Radiological examinations not revealing typical Fournier's gangrene features. Despite the absence of classical symptoms, further investigation uncovered a complex medical history involving urogenital issues, failed catheterization, and urethrotomy. The patient presented with malnutrition, weight loss, and signs of systemic distress. Discussion: Pus and necrotic tissue were debrided, with cultures indicating E. Coli growth. Biopsies suggested carcinoma, requiring further evaluation at a tertiary facility. Despite complications, the patient showed an excellent prognosis after a 14-day hospital stay. Conclusion: This case underscores the atypical presentation of Fournier's gangrene, emphasizing the need for comprehensive assessment in patients with scrotal pain. The association with advanced urogenital cancer adds complexity to diagnosis and management, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Keywords: Fournier’s gangrene, urogenital cancer, incarcerated inguinal hernia.



Fournier's gangrene, urogenital cancer, incarcerated inguinal hernia


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Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine/Airlangga University