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Table 2 Summary of the characteristics of the presenting lesions and the wound closure techniques

From: Fournier’s gangrene: a retrospective review of management outcomes and seasonal variations of clinical presentation

Variable Frequency (%)
Site of onset of lesion
Scrotum 19 (82.6)
Peri-anal area 3 (13.0)
Penile shaft 1 (4.3)
Extent of spread (Dissemination)
Urogenital/Anorectal region 16 (69.6)
Pelvic region 5 (21.7)
Beyond pelvic region 2 (8.7)
Co-morbid conditions
Diabetes mellitus 7 (30.4)
Nephropathy 4 (17.4)
HIV positive 3 (13.0)
Hypertension 5 (21.7)
Precipitating Factors
Urethral stricture 2 (8.7)
Fissure-in-ano 1 (4.3)
Wound closure technique
Spontaneous closure 4 (17.3)
Undermine and appose 14 (60.9)
Split skin grafting 2 (8.7)
Flap cover 2 (8.7)