Breast abscess in two Nepalese newborns: An unusual series.
BACKGROUND: Breast abscess in newborns is an exceedingly rare pyogenic inflammation that usually starts as mastitis neonatorum. Although mastitis can respond to antibiotic therapy in the initial stages, once advanced into a purulent collection, decompression may be indicated either in the form of needle aspiration or even surgical drainage. We present two newborns with breast abscesses managed surgically with successful outcomes.
CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 13-day-old boy presented with swelling and redness over the left breast for a day. Local examination revealed a warm, indurated swelling with redness and fluctuation. Needle aspiration confirmed pus. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics were started right away followed by pus drainage, the culture of which yielded Methicillin-Sensitive
CONCLUSION: Neonatal mastitis and breast abscess are uncommon. Early recognition followed by appropriate antibiotic therapy and drainage of the abscess is the mainstay of treatment.
Published In/Presented At
Shrestha, A. L., & Mishra, A. (2022). Breast abscess in two Nepalese newborns: An unusual series. Annals of medicine and surgery (2012), 82, 104774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2022.104774
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents