Definition Of abscess
a swollen area within body tissue, containing an accumulation of pus.
Surgery may be necessary to drain abscesses , debride infected tissue, or stabilize the spine and relieve spinal cord compression.
Example Of abscess
A history of fever, chills or urinary tract infection suggests an infected cyst or an abscess .
A more complicated operation is needed to drain an abscess from inside the body.
Abscesses can be differentiated from brain tumours because abscesses tend to have smoother edges.
Around 40% of brain abscesses are caused by infections spread from areas nearby in the body, in the nose, throat and ear areas.
At least 75% of cerebral abscesses are associated with infections elsewhere in the body.