Thigh Abscess Secondary to Intra-Abdominal Pathologic Conditions

Three Cases Progressing to Necrotizing Fasciitis

Arife Simsek, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(9):226-230. 

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Thigh abscess may spontaneously arise from surrounding soft tissues, or it may be a sign of an intraperitoneal, retroperitoneal, or pelvic pathologic condition. A deep, vague pain in the back or hip area that spreads to the buttock and leg may be an early symptom of such pathologic conditions. Clinical suspicion may effectively reduce mortality by allowing early surgical intervention, especially in the patient with a previous history of abdominal surgery, radiotherapy, or inflammatory or malignant disease.