Treatment of abdominal abscesses: comparative evaluation of operative drainage versus percutaneous catheter drainage guided by computed tomography or ultrasound.

@article{Johnson1981TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of abdominal abscesses: comparative evaluation of operative drainage versus percutaneous catheter drainage guided by computed tomography or ultrasound.},
  author={Willard C. Johnson and Stephen G. Gerzof and Alan H. Robbins and Donald C. Nabseth},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={194 4},
  pages={
          510-20
        }
}
Computed tomography and, to a lesser extent, ultrasonography provide detailed anatomic localization of intra-abdominal abscesses that permit precise percutaneous placement of catheters large enough to effect drainage. Using routes similar to surgical approaches, the authors have used this technique as definitive therapy for intra-abdominal abscesses. To assess its efficacy, the results in the 27 patients treated percutaneously over the last five years have been compared with the results in the… CONTINUE READING
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