retroperitoneal abscess


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retroperitoneal abscess

a collection of pus between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall.

retroperitoneal abscess

An abscess located between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall. It may arise from an abscess in the kidney or from the spread of an intraperitoneal infection posteriorly.
See also: abscess

retroperitoneal

behind the peritoneum.

retroperitoneal abscess
characterized by fever and toxemia, chronic or intermittent colic in horses, weight loss and a positive paracentesis sample. See also pelvic abscess and mesenteric abscess.
retroperitoneal perirenal cyst
see feline perirenal cysts.
retroperitoneal space
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3) Iliac lymphadenitis has been reported as a rare cause of retroperitoneal abscess.
The microbiology of retroperitoneal abscess shows a monomorphic predominance of coliform organisms and Staphylococcus aureus.
Review of the literature emphasizes the difficulty in diagnosing retroperitoneal abscess because its prodromal phase, without an acutely obvious associated event, may be long and symptoms intermittent until late in the disease process.
Computerized axial tomography in diagnosis of retroperitoneal abscess.
Retroperitoneal abscess caused by mycobacterium chelonae and treatment.