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Inguinal pain and leg swelling

Author: Michele Anzidei, Rome, Italy
Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 45-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of fever, left inguinal pain, and leg swelling.
  • He had had rectal resection for adenocarcinoma 1 year earlier and, just 1 month before, left inguinal lymphadenectomy for a nodal metastasis.
  • Soft tissue ultrasonography revealed the presence of an inguinal fluid collection.
  • Contrast-enhanced MDCT of the abdomen and pelvis was performed to characterize the fluid collection and evaluate the proximal leg region.