Subcutaneous abscess (inguinal region)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right inguinal pain, swelling for one week. On examination, signs of inflammation.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male

Irregular shaped collection with mobile internal echoes is noted in right inguinal region in subcutaneous plane. Vascularity is noted in solid areas. 

Perilesional fat is echogenic - inflamed.

There are reactive inguinal nodes. 

Case Discussion

Finding suggest subcutaneous abscess in right inguinal region. Incision and drainage was performed and pus was drained, confirming the diagnosis. 

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Case information

rID: 37875
Published: 24th Jun 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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