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Necrotising Fasciitis of the Head and Neck: A case series from the West of Scotland
  • Sean Dolan,
  • Tom Paterson,
  • Malcolm Buchanan
Sean Dolan
Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Tom Paterson
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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Malcolm Buchanan
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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Introduction- Necrotising fasciitis is a rapidly progressive disease with high morbidity and mortality. Head and neck necrotising fasciitis is a rare clinical entity but may be admitted under an ENT specialist team. An understanding of the presenting features and the need for prompt management is imperative. Case Series-We present a series of patients admitted to hospitals across Greater Glasgow, United Kingdom under Otoloryngology and Maxillofacial surgical teams with head and neck necrotising fasciitis over an 8-year time period. Discussion-8 patients were identified in this case series. We highlight the clinical features, patient demographics and operative courses of this patient group. We highlight the need to recognise peri-ocular necrotising fasciitis, especially in the paediatric population which has not been discussed in the otolaryngology literature previously.
21 Feb 2022Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
28 Feb 2022Submission Checks Completed
28 Feb 2022Assigned to Editor
08 Mar 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 May 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
07 Sep 20221st Revision Received
23 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
23 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
27 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Nov 20222nd Revision Received
05 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
05 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
06 Dec 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 Dec 2022Editorial Decision: Accept