Rt & Lt images: Axial post contrast CT scan images of the upper neck
reveal a soft tissue lesion involving the Rt sternocleidomastoid muscle
and adjacent subcutaneous region. The mass lesion shows some
degree of internal heterogeneity.
Rt & Lt images: Axial post contrast CT scan images at more caudal levels
demonstrate the extension of lesion to these levels. Increase density of the
subcutaneous fat and swollen Rt sternocleidomastoid muscle are seen.
Heterogeneous density of the lesion is also well observed.
Key words: infection inflammation
Superficial staph abscess
of the neck