Operative interference will be necessary in addition to the above, where caseation and secondary infection have occurred.
When there is an absence of caseation and suppuration, the condition is called caries sicca.
Hence the speedy death, fatty degeneration, and caseation (not liquefaction) of the cells.
caseation forms cheesy masses, which may soften into tubercular pus, may calcify, and may become encapsulated by fibroid tissue.
caseation ca·se·a·tion (kā'sē-ā'shən)
Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.