Subcutaneous abscess (axilla)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left axillary region pain, swelling, and redness for a few days.

Patient Data

Age: about 25 yrs
Gender: Male

There is a collection with mobile echoes within the subcutaneous fat, just deep to the dermis. Adjacent fat is echogenic. There is mild perilesional hypervascularity. There is no extension to underlying muscle.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings favoured subcutaneous abscess in axillary region. Surgical incision and drainage revealed pus.

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Case information

rID: 46585
Case created: 9th Jul 2016
Last edited: 9th Jul 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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