Spontaneous abscesses of the abdominal wall, omentum and abdominal cavity caused by group G streptococci: a case report


D.B.abandere, K.; Vanpaemel, G.; Verheyen, L.

Acta Chirurgica Belgica 108(6): 765-767

2009


We report the first case, to our knowledge, of spontaneous abscess of the abdominal wall, omentum and abdominal cavity caused by group G streptococci. A 52-year-old diabetic woman presented with abdominal tenderness and weight loss that had persisted for a few weeks. CT scan showed several abscesses of the abdominal wall, omentum and abdominal cavity. The abscesses were drained laparoscopically and antibiotics were given postoperatively. Biopsies and cultures showed group G streptococci. The patient recovered without any complication and left our hospital on the 17th postoperative day.