Breast abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Breastfeeding mother for 10 weeks. Complaining of left breast swelling for 10 days and pain/fever for 1 day.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Large collection with floating echoes is noted involving all quadrants. Approximate volume - 700 cc

Normal glandular breast parenchyma is seen only in left lower - outer quadrant and in part of left upper - outer quadrant. Abscess is skin deep in inner upper and inner lower quadrants.

Abscess is deep to normal glandular parenchyma in the peripheral part of outer upper and outer lower quadrants.

Case Discussion

Patient waited for 2 more days for incision and drainage, where 1 litre of pus was drained.

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Case information

rID: 24661
Case created: 3rd Sep 2013
Last edited: 11th May 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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