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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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Admission was necessitated by the failure of antibiotic therapy to prevent ongoing and progressive cervical phlegmon.
MRI study of the thoracic spine showed T9-T10 diskitis with vertebral osteomyelitis and paraspinous and epidural phlegmon, but no spinal cord compression.
On postcontrast scans, homogeneous enhancement is observed in the epidural space during the initial stages of the inflammatory process caused by phlegmon on granulation tissue.
However, these imaging characteristics are not 100% specific, and the appearance of phlegmon without true drainable pus can be similar.
Advantages of CT over US include: Reduced operator dependence; enhanced visualization of soft tissues, bones, gas, and fluid; and superior evaluation for complicating phlegmon and abscess formation.
Laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections in patients with Crohn's disease: are abscesses, phlegmons, or recurrent disease contraindications?
Other rarer causes of intra-abdominal vascular rupture, including inflammatory phlegmons eroding into large blood vessels or vasculitis, should be considered as part of the diagnostic workup.
Critics have claimed it's more expensive and entails markedly longer operating times than open surgery, and that the results aren't as good because extensive inflammatory tissue changes and large phlegmons are difficult to address through a small port.