Retroperitoneal abscess

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


History of adrenalectomy for left adrenal carcinoma. Recent presentation with fever and left flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Collections with internal gas and surrounding fat stranding and fluid are seen at left perirenal and pararenal spaces (site of adrenalectomy). Left pleural effusion also is noted. 

Case Discussion

Findings consistent retroperitoneal abscess, probably due to descending colonic fistula. 

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Case information

rID: 20859
Published: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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