An alternative to open incision and drainage for community-acquired soft tissue abscesses in children.

@article{Mcnamara2011AnAT,
  title={An alternative to open incision and drainage for community-acquired soft tissue abscesses in children.},
  author={William Mcnamara and Charles W. Hartin and Mauricio Antonio Escobar and Sani Ziad Yamout and Stanley T. Lau and Yi-horng Lee},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          502-6
        }
}
  • William Mcnamara, Charles W. Hartin, +3 authors Yi-horng Lee
  • Published in Journal of pediatric surgery 2011
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND The continually rising incidence of soft tissue abscesses in children has prompted us to seek an alternative to the traditional open incision and drainage (I&D) that would minimize the pain associated with packing during dressing changes and eliminate the need for home nursing care. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of all patients with soft tissue abscesses from November 2007 to June 2008 was conducted after institutional review board approval. Patients who were treated with… CONTINUE READING

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