suture abscess

suture abscess

a purulent exudate surrounding a stitch, particularly a corneal stitch.
Synonym(s): stitch abscess

su·ture ab·scess

(sū'chŭr ab'ses)
A purulent exudate surrounding a surgical stitch.
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Wound complications--including bacterial infection, hematoma, evisceration, suture abscess, and dehiscence--are not uncommon following surgery.