metastatic abscess


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met·a·stat·ic ab·scess

a secondary abscess formed, at a distance from the primary focus, as a result of the transportation of pyogenic bacteria by the lymph or bloodstream.

metastatic abscess

[-stat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, meta, beyond, stasis, standing; L, abscedere, to go away
any secondary abscess that develops at a point distant from an original infection, resulting from transportation of infectious particles to other locations via the bloodstream.

met·a·stat·ic ab·scess

(met'ă-stat'ik ab'ses)
A secondary abscess formed, at a distance from the primary focus, as a result of the transportation of pyogenic bacteria by the lymph or bloodstream.

metastatic abscess

A secondary abscess at a distance from the focus of infection.
Synonym: embolic abscess; hypostatic abscess; wandering abscess
See also: abscess