Post tooth extraction abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o swelling on right side of face - 3 wks. H/o same side tooth extraction - 4 wks. Referred for ultrasound of local swelling on face.

Patient Data

Age: about 30 yrs
Gender: Male

A hypoechoic area is noted deep skin. Mobile echoes are noted centrally. Peripheral area shows vascularity.Approximate Size  - - 24 x 20 x 9 mm

A tract  is noted extending from above mentioned lesion.
It passes through muscle and reaches possibly to extracted tooth socket - defect in cortex is noted.

Case Discussion

Abscess in subcutaneous plane with a tract extending to extracted tooth socket.

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Case information

rID: 28851
Published: 16th Apr 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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