Scarring caused by necrotizing fasciitis
Eleven-year-old Jake Finkbonner contracted necrotizing fasciitis in 2005, after cutting his lip on the pole of a basketball hoop. Treatment began approximately 18 hours after initial infection. After the strongest antibiotics and six debridement surgeries, the infection was controlled. This photograph was taken after he healed from the first reconstructive surgery. He has since undergone several more extensive reconstructive procedures.
A body scan reveals a lemon-size mass in the chest of a 16-month-old boy. Fearing cancer, surgeons perform a risky operation to save his life.
Except that he doesn’t have cancer. Of course, they don’t find that out until they cut him open and start looking around.
You’ll never believe what they found. This sounds like a House episode in the making.