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!
10 Year Encapsulated Tram Flap Has Abcess Due to Accident at Work.Will It Heal on Its Own?
Doctor Answers (3)
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.
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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