Friday 7 September 2012

Dr. Krywenky's great case

Another great case....

A patient with a history of breast cancer presented with what appeared to be an abscess in the right inguinal area.

Soft-tissue POCUS showed fluid, but also lots of solid material inside.  This raised the possibility that the abscess was in fact a necrotic cancerous lymph node.

Instead of performing an I&D, she ultimately referred the patient to surgery, and involved the patient's oncologist.

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