Suture granuloma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Recurrent purulent discharge from appendicectomy scar - 2 yrs.

Patient Data

Age: about 20 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Irregular hypoechoic area is noted deep to lower end of appendicetomy scar.

Size about 15 x 15 x 10 mm. No mobile echoes are noted within.
Local hypervascularity is noted.
It involves subcutaneous fat. Involvement of fascia of external oblique is doubtful.
No intra-peritoneal extension is noted.
Curvilinear parallel lines are noted within it - suture.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest suture granuloma at appendicetomy scar site.

Granuloma was surgically removed.

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Case Information

rID: 30475
Case created: 13th Aug 2014
Last edited: 15th Jul 2016
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