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Breast abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Lactating mother complaining of lumps in right breast with fever since last 12 days. Larger lump was in the upper inner quadrant while the smaller lump at 9 o'clock.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

There is a lobulated collection with mobile echoes mainly in the upper and inner quadrant; extending from 11 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Its deeper part abuts pectoralis major muscle. Approximate size is 90 x 55 x 35 mm with a volume of about 95 ccs.

There is a discrete smaller collection ( about 17mm x 15mm x 11 mm ) in a superficial plane at 9 o'clock.

There is a non-necrotic axillary node.

Case Discussion

A lactating mother presented with right breast lumps and fever since last 12 days. Ultrasound shows two separate abscesses which were drained surgically.

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Case information

rID: 57553
Published: 3rd Jan 2018
Last edited: 10th Apr 2020
System: Breast
Tag: abscess
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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