Breast abscess

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


Lactating mother. Left breast pain, swelling - 2 wks. C/o fever - few days. O/e - Local skin redness.

Patient Data

Age: about 25 yrs
Gender: Female

Breast parenchyma is nearly replaced by large bilobed collection.

There are flowing internal tiny echoes.

Smaller collection is in upper outer quadrant; measuring about 6 x 4 x 4 cm.

Larger collection occupies other three quadrants; measuring about 10 x 8 x 7 cm. It abutts pectoralis muscle.

There is a thick septa / parenchymal tissue between to collections.

A slit like ( 2 mm ) communication is noted.

Pectoralis major muscle is normal.

There are few non-necrotic, ovoid nodes in left axilla.

Case Discussion

I & D done - Abscess.

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