Published: 2021-09-28

Encapsulated cyst fat necrosis masquerading as cold abscess

Mehak Kashyap, Neelam Gupta, Vikas Dubey, Nechal Kaur


Encapsulated fat necrosis is a benign, usually asymptomatic and underreported condition. It is believed to be trauma‐related ischemia and necrosis of fat tissue that gradually detaches from its surroundings. Here we reported a case of encapsulated cyst fat necrosis in a 75 years old female following intramuscular injection, who was clinically diagnosed as cold abscess initially.


Fat necrosis, Benign, Cold abscess

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