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Clinical Observation
December 2002

Breast Gangrene as a Complication of Puerperal Sepsis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of General Surgery (Drs Rege and Nunes and Mr Dalvi) and Pathology (Dr Rajput), Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.

Arch Surg. 2002;137(12):1441-1442. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.12.1441

Gangrene of the breast, although rare, has been reported following anticoagulant treatment, trauma, and infection. Two cases of breast gangrene due to puerperal sepsis have been reported. We report a case of right breast gangrene as a complication of puerperal sepsis in a female patient.