Axillary abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Diabetic male. C/o right axillary swelling, pain and fever for 4 days.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Irregular collection with mobile echoes is noted in subcutaneous plane (approximate Size - 40 x 33 x 31 mm - 22 cc).  No enlarged nodes.  There is no thrombosis of the axillary vessles and axillary vessels are 1 - 2 cm deep to abscess.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound findings are consistent of abscess formation in the subcutaneous plane of axilla.

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Case information

rID: 21416
Case created: 21st Jan 2013
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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