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Is the scrotal wound due to Forniers gangrene? Cancer? Pressure ulcer? What is the goal of treatment? Comfort only? Drainage control? Odor control? Is it dry gangrene or wet gangrene?
thanks for responding it is Forniers Gangrene. The hospital kept him for more debridements. I'm not sure what kind of wound I'll be looking at when he gets to us.
The other wound, is strange. The skin of the penis is split from the constant
pressure or traction of the Foley. I guess taking it out isn't a consideration.
The small round (almost a punched out look to it) wound. A gel like dressing
was provided by the hospice nurse to wrap around the penis and promote comfort and healing. I checked today and it looks better!
So far as the other gangrene pt, I know comfort care is the goal, but I'm happy the family went with debridement. I've seen some terrible cases of gangrene that just
kept on going, smelling worse and worse, causing pain where the tissue hadn't yet died. I was picturing something like this in my mind. thanks again