Vastus lateralis muscle abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Thigh pain.

Patient Data

Age: about 10 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Linear hypoechoic areas are noted within vastus lateralis muscle with perifocal increased vascularity.

No mobile echoes noted.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound study one week later

After one week of antibiotic treatment: persistant pain and increased swelling.

Elongateed lobulated abscess in the vastus lateralis. It shows mobile echoes.

X-ray

X-Ray Study

Case Discussion

Two Ultrasound examinations one week apart show development of abscess in vastus lateralis muscle.

Incision and drainage - Abscess.

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Case information

rID: 21530
Case created: 29th Jan 2013
Last edited: 4th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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