Medical treatment of postappendectomy intraperitoneal abscesses in children.

  title={Medical treatment of postappendectomy intraperitoneal abscesses in children.},
  author={Yves H{\'e}loury and Marc J. Baron and Sylvie Bourgoin and O C. Wetzel and Corinne Lejus and Val{\'e}rie Plattner},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  volume={5 3},
Treatment of postappendectomy intraperitoneal abscesses is classically surgical (drainage). We report a retrospective study (1988 to 1991) of our experience in providing exclusively medical treatment for 11 such isolated abscesses in children. The abscess was detected 7 times within the 10 days following appendectomy. Ultrasonography localized the abscess 7 times in the right iliac fossa and 4 times in Douglas' pouch. In 4 cases it was larger than 5 cm in diameter. Parenteral antibiotic therapy… CONTINUE READING

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