Vastus lateralis muscle abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thigh pain.

Patient Data

Age: about 10 yrs
Gender: Male

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

No mobile echoes noted.


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 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
Published: 29th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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