Encapsulated cyst fat necrosis masquerading as cold abscess

Authors

  • Mehak Kashyap Department of Pathology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Neelam Gupta Department of Pathology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Vikas Dubey Department of Pathology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Nechal Kaur Department of Pathology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20213961

Keywords:

Fat necrosis, Benign, Cold abscess

Abstract

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.

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Published

2021-09-28

How to Cite

Kashyap, M., Gupta, N., Dubey, V., & Kaur, N. (2021). Encapsulated cyst fat necrosis masquerading as cold abscess. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(10), 3209–3211. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20213961

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Case Reports