circumscribed abscess

circumscribed abscess

Etymology: L, circum, around, scribere, to draw, abscedere, to go away
an abscess separated from surrounding tissues by a wall of fibroblasts. It can be drained or aspirated like a noncircumscribed abscess by a surgeon or interventional radiologist.
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However, the inflammation in acute appendicitis may sometimes be enclosed by the patient's own defense mechanisms, the formation of an inflammatory phlegmon, or a circumscribed abscess.
Patients generally present with a warm, swollen, and erythematous area of skin or a circumscribed abscess involving a hair follicle.