Fibrin sealant for the reconstruction of Fournier's gangrene sequelae

Brian J. Decastro, Allen F. Morey

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Purpose: We describe the use of fibrin tissue adhesive as an adjunct for reconstructing genital skin loss due to Fournier's gangrene. Materials and Methods: We treated 2 patients with Fournier's gangrene with repeat surgical débridement and antibiotics. Delayed primary closure was enhanced by using liquid fibrin sealant. In 1 case the sealant was used to obliterate a large testicular thigh pouch that had become infected. In the other case it was used to anchor the under surface of a thigh flap for scrotal reconstruction. Results: In each patient the fibrin tissue adhesive prevented further complications of Fournier's disease. Conclusions: Fibrin sealant is an effective adjunct for managing extensive genital skin loss caused by Fournier's gangrene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1774-1776
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Debridement
  • Fibrin tissue adhesive
  • Fournier gangrene
  • Penis
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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