perforating abscess

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per·fo·rat·ing ab·scess

an abscess that breaks down tissue barriers to enter adjacent areas.
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perforating abscess

 An abscess in which hydrolytic enzymes–presumably from PMNs–continue to digest tissue on the surface, causing locoregional necrosis
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per·fo·rat·ing ab·scess

(pĕr'fŏr-āt-ing ab'ses)
An abscess that breaks down tissue barriers to enter adjacent areas.
Synonym(s): migrating abscess, wandering abscess.
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