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Necrotizing fasciitis as a complication of late anastomotic leak after anterior resection for rectal cancer

Autores: Domínguez-Prieto, V. (Autor de correspondencia); León-Arellano, M.; Alvarellos-Pérez, A.; Ortega-López, M.; Pastor Idoate, Carlos
Título de la revista: CIRUGIA Y CIRUJANOS
ISSN: 0009-7411
Volumen: 89
Número: Suppl. 2
Páginas: 80 - 83
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Background: Anastomotic leak is a serious complication of rectal cancer surgery that leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Its incidence is 3-21%, usually appearing 5-7 days after surgery, although there are cases of late presentation as chronic anastomotic fistulas or sinuses. Case report: We present three cases of patients who underwent anterior resection for rectal cancer and developed necrotizing fasciitis due to late anastomotic leaks. Conclusions: We believe that early and resolutive surgical treatment is recommended for chronic anastomotic fistulas or sinuses, even when asymptomatic, because of the associated risk of necrotizing fasciitis.