Pectoralis minor abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

C/o right upper anterior chest wall swelling - pain. USG to check for abscess development.

Patient Data

Age: about 20 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Irregular lobulated hypoechoic area is noted in pectoralis minor muscle.

Floating echoes is noted.

Involvement of 2nd and 3rd intercostal space muscles is noted.

 Approximate Size 

- Craniocaudal - 7 cm

- Transverse - 6 cm

- Anteroposterior - 2 cm

 

It abutts 2nd and 3rib cortex. NO rib erosion / periosteal reaction is noted.

 

No extension is noted in anterior pleural space 

No extension i s noted in gleno-humeral joint.

No thrombosis of axillary vessles is noted.

Dopplar     - Vascularity is noted in septa and wall.     

X-ray

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Case Discussion

Abscess in pectoralis minor muscle.

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Case information

rID: 19313
Case created: 26th Aug 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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