Bilateral necrotizing fasciitis of the breast following quadrantectomy

Fernando A. Angarita, Sergio A. Acuna, Lilian Torregrosa, Mauricio Tawil, Elio F. Sánchez, Oscar Heilbron, Luis Carlos Domínguez

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Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare and highly lethal soft-tissue infection that involves the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. Although it can affect any part of the body, the breast is seldom involved. We describe a case of bilateral NF of the breast following elective quadrantectomy, successfully treated with antibiotics, bilateral mastectomy, and a vacuum-assisted wound closure system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalBreast Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Breast
  • Breast cancer
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Negative-pressure wound therapy
  • Soft-tissue infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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