Skin nontumor
Infectious disorders
Gangrene


Topic Completed: 1 July 2011

Minor changes: 20 August 2020

Copyright: 2002-2020, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gangrene [title] skin

Mowafak Hamodat, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc.
Page views in 2019: 3,994
Page views in 2020 to date: 3,607
Cite this page: Hamodat M. Gangrene. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorgangrene.html. Accessed October 21st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Dry gangrene: coagulation necrosis of extremity due to slowly developing vascular occlusion
  • Wet gangrene: infection and liquefaction of “dry gangrenous” tissue by saprophytic bacteria
  • Associated with diabetes (Intern Med 2011;50:1303)
  • See also Fournier's gangrene of penis / scrotum
Treatment
  • Debridement or possibly amputation; also antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen, vascular surgery
Clinical images

Images hosted on other servers:

Dry gangrene in patient with diabetes

Dry gangrene due to cryoglobulinemic vasculitis

Wet gangrene

Videos
Back to top
Image 01 Image 02