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.
Wound dehiscence, stricture formation (Karle et al., 2011), suture abscesses, incisional haematomas (Baxter et al., 1989) and inflammatory swelling (Hooper, 2004) were few postoperative complications associated with circumcision.
However, it requires higher surgical expertise and is associated with several disadvantages including prolonged operating time, postoperative discomfort and potential for suture related complications such as buttonholes, dellen ulcer, suture abscesses, symblepharon, granuloma formation, tissue necrosis and graft dehiscence.