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Current Issue - July 2019, Volume 13, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

A Single Posterolateral Scapular Approach to Drain Post-Traumatic Intramuscular Scapular and Axillary Abscess in an Adolescent: A Case Report


Scapular abscess is a rare clinical diagnosis. This is a report of an atypical case of extensive intramuscular scapular abscess involving the anterior and posterior aspects of the scapula with extension into the axillary region following minor trauma in a young healthy adolescent, describing a single posterolateral approach to the scapula to evacuate the abscess. Following surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment, patient recovered without any complication.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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