Breast Gangrene: A Rare Entity in Clinical Practice

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2017,7,2,1698-1700.
Published:June 2017
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Pratyusa Ranjan Bishi*, Malaya Krishna Nayak, Priyambad Sahu

Department of General Surgery, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India.


Breast gangrene is a rare entity with multifactorial etiology. As some comorbid conditions like diabetes, AIDS, oral contraceptive pills predispose to this case it is very vital for a practitioner to rule out such a life threatening condition to the earliest. Wide debridement followed by broad spectrum antibiotics play a major role in the treatment. Here we are describing about a 36 year old lady suffering from gangrenous breast which was treated in emergency basis after proper evaluation. Simple mastectomy was needed followed by grafting in a second set up.

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