Injection of Simulated Abscess Material. The simulated abscess material is manually injected using a hand-held syringe. A) After the Word catheter is completely under the skin, a syringe containing the simulated purulent material is connected. B) Filling of the Word catheter creates a life-like subcutaneous abscess of the abdominal wall in a cadaveric specimen. C) Increasing the quantity and filling pressure allows the operator to create abscesses of various sizes, demonstrated here on the lateral abdominal wall.