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

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • 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 asymmetrical fascial thickening and the presence of gas in the tissues. However, note that early on, CT scan findings may be minimal.


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