10 Year Encapsulated Tram Flap Has Abcess Due to Accident at Work.Will It Heal on Its Own?
- Asked by LuannBentley
- 5 months ago
I had 2 free tram flaps, left side encapsulated in 2002. Isomeone hit me with a rack accidently and an abcess formed. I'm contacting my old ps, is there a chance this will heal on its own? What should happen? Thank You!
Abscess vs Hematoma in TRAM flap
I would contact your plastic surgeon for an in office exam. If this does not heal quickly, it can be easily corrected with removal of the capsule and potentially infectious source.
I wish you a safe and healthy recovery.
Web reference: http://www.drpaulgill.com
Abscess? after free Tram injury
Are you sure it is an abscess( a pus filled cavity) vs. a hematoma? Best to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.
Abscess or Hematoma?
It would be very unusual for you to form an abscess from external trauma. A hematoma is more likely than an abscess. If you actually have an abscess the breast would be warm to the touch, painful and you would have a fever. It would not resolve without drainage and antibiotics. A hematoma, on the other hand, if small will resolve spontaneously. Best to get this evaluated as soon as possible.
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