perforating abscess

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per·fo·rat·ing ab·scess

an abscess that breaks down tissue barriers to enter adjacent areas.

perforating abscess

 An abscess in which hydrolytic enzymes–presumably from PMNs–continue to digest tissue on the surface, causing locoregional necrosis

per·fo·rat·ing ab·scess

(pĕr'fŏr-āt-ing ab'ses)
An abscess that breaks down tissue barriers to enter adjacent areas.
Synonym(s): migrating abscess, wandering abscess.
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