sankaqm5 Jul 2, 2012
Surgery Specialty: Dermatology
This poor old lady came to us with swelling in her left buttock for 10 days.She had history of injection in her buttocks two weeks back. She developed painful swelling and redness in her left gluteal region with...
This poor old lady came to us with swelling in her left buttock for 10 days.She had history of injection in her buttocks two weeks back. She developed painful swelling and redness in her left gluteal region with difficulty in walking.It was diagnosed as injection abscess left gluteal region which needs incision and drainage under local anesthesia.
Patient part painted and drapped.2% Lignocaine with adrenaline was infiltrated around the swelling for proper filed block.
I use no-11 blade for stab incision over the swelling at the most fluctuating point of the abscess.
You can watch how pus was flowing out from the cavity.
The aim is to drain all pus from the abscess cavity.
Finger exploration is essential to break all loculi inside the cavity, to know the depth and extend of the cavity and to fascilitate proper drainage of residual pus.
after pus evacuation,, the cavity should be irrigated with normal saline and betadine solution.
lastly the cavity to be packed with betadine soaked guage pieces.
Proper dressing is essential.
the dressing to be changed after 24 hours.
daily dressing is essential with a good antibiotic coverage.
the cavity usually obliterates within a period of seven to ten days.
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