What is the role of CT scanning for the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CT scanning can pinpoint the anatomic site of involvement by demonstrating necrosis with asymmetric fascial thickening and the presence of gas in the tissues. However, note that early on, CT findings may be minimal.


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