Subscapular Abscess After Blunt Trauma

Department of Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Pediatric emergency care (Impact Factor: 1.05). 07/2009; 25(6):399-400. DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181a7927d
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Infection around the shoulder girdle is an infrequent and difficult diagnosis requiring a high index of suspicion and early evaluation by the physician. An infection within the area of the subscapularis muscle and the chest wall is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of subscapular abscess have been reported. In this article, we present a 7-year-old boy with a subscapular abscess after blunt trauma.

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    ABSTRACT: It is unusual for an abscess to form after direct blunt trauma without a penetrating injury. There are several reports of submuscular or intramuscular abscess formation after blunt trauma; however, none has been reported in the foot. We present an interesting case of a patient who presented after a fairly benign, low energy injury to the foot. The patient was found to have a submuscular abscess that was successfully managed with a surgical incision and drainage.
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