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April 1933

POSTOPERATIVE GANGRENOUS ULCER OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SPECIAL NOTES ON TREATMENT

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FORT WAYNE, IND.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(4):624-630. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040631007
Abstract

During the past year there have been renewed interest and study in the subject of progressive gangrene of the skin following septic surgery. Since Cullen's1 first reported case in 1924, a number of cases have appeared in the literature, some of which do not belong in this classification, but their study and presentation have done much to enlighten us on this subject. In 1931 Lynn2 reported a case of postoperative gangrenous ulcer of the abdominal wall, and, in reviewing the literature, found twenty-one authentic cases. He included among these the case subsequently reported by Baker and Terry,3 and noted this in his table of reported cases as "cured," but the authors stated that an endocarditis developed and the patient died. Lynn2 also included a case of amebiasis cutis, reported by Cole and Heideman.4 This case was seen and the diagnosis agreed to by Engman,

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