Forearm abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Fever followed by forearm odema - 6 days. No trauma. USG to rule out vascular thrombosis

Patient Data

Age: 40 yrs
Ultrasound

Multiple abscess pockets in forearm flexure muscles mainly in flexure digitorum profundus and flexure digitorum superficialis. No vascular thrombus / occlusion is noted. No elbow or wrist effusion.

X-ray

After US diagnosis of abscess, radiograph was done to look for osteomyelitis. No bony changes.

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