Necrotizing fasciitis of the neck after total laryngectomy and primary insertion of voice prosthesis: two case reports

Ana Danic Hadzibegovic & Davorin Danic
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an unusual, life threatening, rapidly advancing infection characterized by wide spread fascial and subcutaneous tissue necrosis with gangrene of the skin. It most commonly affects the extremities, abdominal wall and perineum whereas cervical NF is rare. NF of head and neck is often caused by both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms found in upper aerodigestive tract. Usually, cervical NF originates from odontogenic, tonsillar and pharyngeal infection, and it is very rarely a...