Triceps abscess

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry


Immunocompromised male presented with high grade fever, right upper limb swelling and inability to move the limb. DVT was suspected.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

US of extensor compartment revealed a large collection with internal echoes in triceps.

Case Discussion

Emergent incision and drainage was done. 200 ml of frank pus was drained.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 34772
Published: 8th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.