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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Although perforated appendicitis is a well-established cause of retroperitoneal abscess formation, (2) the absence of abdominal or flank pain, as well as extension into the thigh as seen with this case, is rare.
An early ultrasound and drainage in this case may have prevented fistulation of the retroperitoneal abscess through the abdominal wall.
Occult retroperitoneal abscess presenting as septic arthritis of the hip.
Drainage of a retroperitoneal abscess was performed with culture: Fusobacterium varium and Bacteroides ovatus , and antibiotics were prescribed.
3][4][5][6][7] Knowing that the anatomical position of the appendix is variable and 65% of the appendix have been reported to be retrocecal, [8] a perforation at this location is fraught with danger of retroperitoneal abscess.
CT findings of duodenal perforation include extraluminal air, segmental duodenal wall thickening, periduodenal fat stranding, collection of extraluminal air bubbles in the right perirenal space, focal defect in the bowel wall with oral contrast extravasation and retroperitoneal abscess.