Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Survival from Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Author(s): Gausepohl, Jeniffer S.
- Wagner, Jonathan G.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2014.12.21553
Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) is an uncommon, yet clinically significant infection that rapidly progresses to involve the deep neck spaces. Early recognition and aggressive surgical intervention and debridement are important, as this disease is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In this report, we present a case of CNF and descending mediastinitis from a non-odontogenic source in a patient presenting with neck swelling and odynophagia. [West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(1):–0.]