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Gangrene implies death of tissue, usually in large amounts, with loss of vascular - nutritive - supply, followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction.

It may be seen affecting the distal part of a limb, the appendix, a loop of small bowel, and occasionally organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas or testis.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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