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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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LOBATO MIGUELEZ, José Luis et al. Gas gangrene of the breast. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2013, vol.52, n.3, pp.218-222. ISSN 0034-7493.

Gas gangrene of the breast is a rare and potentially lethal disease following trauma, as a result of infectious complications from surgery or venous thrombosis. Other rare etiologies, such as diabetes mellitus, carbon monoxide poisoning, and plastic surgery, have also been reported as related to this illness. A case of gas gangrene of the breast found in a 74-year-old diabetic woman was presented in this paper. This rare infection is a medical and surgical emergency situation.

Keywords : gas gangrene; breast infection.

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