Retroperitoneal Abscess Presenting as Emphysema of the Thigh

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Abstract

Leg pain may be a presenting symptom of intra-abdominal disease. I report a case of subcutaneous emphysema of the thigh that was a complication of diverticular perforation and abscess formation. Healthy leg muscle was found at operation, showing that myonecrosis need not necessarily be present even with finding of extensive gas accumulation.

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