Retroperitoneal abscess

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 11th Feb 2016
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