Vol. 2 No. 1 (2019): Current Issue
Case Report

Successful Management of Rare Case of Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Secondary to Submandibular Gland Sialolithiasis with Acute Suppurative Sialoadenitis: Case Report

Alhabbab RY
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King Fahd General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, KSA
Algorashi AS
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King Fahd General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, KSA
Published December 11, 2019
Keywords
  • Cervical necrotizing fasciitis,
  • Sialolithiasis,
  • Sialoadenitis

Abstract

Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) is an aggressive infection with high mortality. We present a case of cervical necrotizing fasciitis in 57-year-old male with a medical history of poorly controlled diabetes, caused by submandibular sialoadenitis, with a successful outcome. Because of the fast advance of this disease and poor prognosis in medically compromised patients, we emphasize the importance of early diagnosis with aggressive surgical intervention, eradicating the source of infection along with the administration of broad spectrum antibiotic and proper medical care, in achieving successful outcomes in the management of such disease.