Chest wall abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Swelling in left infraclavicular region with pain for 1 week. No other positive history.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Collection with mobile internal echoes noted in infra-clavicular region, appx 5 x 5 x 4 cm. 

Clavicular as well as sternal-manubrial part of pectoralis major is involved.

Superficially it reaches up to subcutaneous plane.

Diagnosis: abscess involving infraclavicular chest wall.

Case Discussion

Lab - Total count - 25800 /μl.

I & D done next day - Thick pus aspirated, cavity scooped and packed.

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