Cold abscess of chest wall

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o right paramedian chest wall swelling - 1 mths. NO c/o pain, fever.

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Male

Well-defined collection is seen anterior to sternal body and right parasternal region.

It is compressible. Mobile echoes are noted. Wall thickness is 3 mm. Thick septa is noted ( 3 mm ). Vascularity is seen in wall and in septa.

Craniocaudal - 6 cm. Transverse- 8 cm. Thickness- 2 cm.

Morphologically similar lesion ( 30 x 25 x 10 mm ) is noted deep to chest wall, anterior to right lung.

A possible communicatation is seen between two lesions.

Two reactive nodes are noted in intercostal space.

No irregularity / cortical breach of sternal body or adjacent anterior end of ribs is noted.

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Case information

rID: 16037
Published: 8th Dec 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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