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phlegmon

 [fleg´mon]
diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection with microaerophilic streptococci. adj., adj phleg´monous.
pancreatic phlegmon a solid, swollen, inflamed mass of pancreatic tissue occurring as a complication of acute pancreatitis.

phleg·mon

(fleg'mŏn),
Spreading inflammation resulting from streptococcal infection that may extend beneath the skin and muscles and may produce pus or gangrene.
[G. phlegmonē, inflamed swelling, fr. phlegma, flame]

phlegmon

/phleg·mon/ (fleg´mon) diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection.phleg´monous

phlegmon

[fleg′mon]
Etymology: Gk, phlegmone, inflammation
an inflammation of connective tissue.

phleg·mon

(fleg'mon)
Term for an acute suppurative inflammation of the subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. phlegmonē, inflamed swelling, fr. phlegma, flame]

phlegmon (fleg´mon),

n 1. an intense inflammation spreading through tissue spaces over a large area and without definite limits.
n 2. clinically, a hard, boardlike swelling without gross suppuration. See also cellulitis.

phlegmon

diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection.

throat phlegmon
see pharyngeal phlegmon.
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Diagnosis of odontogenic phlegmon of the mouth floor was made based on the subjective, objective examination and accessory investigations.
Without intravenous gadolinium, an abscess may not be distinguishable from dense soft tissue oedema seen in severe cellulitis or from soft tissue phlegmon.
8)--with phlegmon and/or necrotizing cervical and mediastinal fasciitis in different stages of clinical and pathologic evolution.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed C3 and C4 osteomyelitis with associated extensive epidural and paraspinal phlegmon.
In 3-4 years trophic ulcer and foot phlegmon formed in 1 patient (2%), 1 (2%) foot and 2 (4%) shin amputations performed.
Through a right iliac fossa transverse incision there was no phlegmon.
Chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and oxidative metabolism in bovine macrophages exposed to a novel interdigital phlegmon (foot rot) lesion isolate, Porphyromonas levii.
1) revealed a right retroperitoneal phlegmon, and the radiologist indicated that nothing could be drained percutaneously.
Contrast can also help distinguish between the presences of phlegmon, an inhomogeneous blush of enhancement that is treated with conservative medical management, and a peripherally enhancing abscess that requires drainage for disease resolution.
As inflammation progresses, one may see periappendiceal fat stranding, edema, peritoneal fluid, phlegmon, or a periappendiceal abscess.
Computed tomography demonstrated and infracecal phlegmon with a circular enhancing lesion in the posterior aspect, thought to represent the appendix.
A hypoattenuating or hypointense rim or "halo" is also commonly seen and believed to represent adjacent fluid, phlegmon or fibrous tissue.