Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections in Laparoscopic Colectomy: A Case Report

Hossein Youseffam 1 and Mohammad Javad Bagheri 1 , *
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1 Department of Surgery, Hazrat Rasool General Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: May 2017, 6 (2); e14442
  • Published Online: May 31, 2017
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: June 1, 2017
  • Revised: April 7, 2017
  • Accepted: August 6, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/minsurgery.14442

To Cite: Youseffam H, Bagheri M J. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections in Laparoscopic Colectomy: A Case Report, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2017 ; 6(2):e14442. doi: 10.5812/minsurgery.14442.

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1. Background
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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