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Spontaneous fulminant gas gangrene
  1. M S Delbridge,
  2. E P L Turton,
  3. R C Kester
  1. Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, St James University Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 M Delbridge
 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK;


Gas gangrene is a rare condition, usually associated with contaminated traumatic injuries. It carries a high rate of mortality and morbidity. A number of studies have implicated non-traumatic gas gangrene and colonic neoplasia. This paper reports a patient who presented spontaneously with Clostridium septicum gas gangrene and an occult caecal carcinoma.

  • Clostridium septicum
  • colon cancer
  • gas gangrene

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  • Competing interests: none declared