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Cornual abscess rupture: A rare etiology of acute abdomen.

Research paper by Pooja P Patil, Lannah L LL Lua, Bobby B Brar, Mary M Froehlich, Petar P Planinic

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Clinical Case Reports



Abstract

Ruptured cornual abscess or pyometra can resemble other more common causes of acute abdomen, including appendicitis, diverticulitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, and perforated viscus. Despite its rarity, the diagnosis of ruptured pyometra should always be considered in females presenting with acute abdominal pain, particularly in the setting of a retained intrauterine device.