Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2013, Page: 23-25
Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Drainage of Abdominal Abscesses
Misauno M. A, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Plateau State Nigeria
Sule A. Z, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Plateau State Nigeria
Ale A. F, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Plateau State Nigeria
Isichei M. W, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Plateau State Nigeria
Ismaila B. O, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Plateau State Nigeria
Ibilibor C., Department of Physiology, University of Jos, Jos Plateau State Nigeria
Received: Aug. 9, 2013;       Published: Sep. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20130102.12      View  2941      Downloads  191
Intraabdominal abscesses are common surgical pathologies that result from a myriad of causes and require a high index of suspicion to diagnose. Majority of the patient’s present critically ill requiring surgical drainage. The traditional open surgical drainage is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Percutaneous ultrasound guided drainage which entails either needle aspirations or image guided catheter placements for a thick abscess is a suitable alternative to open surgical drainage. This study was aimed at evaluating our experience with ultrasound guided percutaneous drainage of intraabdominal abscesses in a Teaching hospital in north central Nigeria. Methodology Consecutive patients diagnosed to have intraperitoneal abscesses in a general surgery unit at Jos University Teaching Hospital over a 24 month period were studied. Results Twenty four patients were involved in this study. There were 14 males and ten females giving a male to female ratio (M: F =1.4:1). The mean age of the study population was 40+/- 19.3 with age range of 10-70years. Ten patients (41.7%) had abscesses in the liver, 6(25%) in the pelvis and 5(20.8%) were sub-phrenic in location, 3(12.5%) were psoas abscesses. Fifteen patients (62.5%) had their abscesses drained by needle aspiration while the remaining 9 (37.5%) were drained through placement of Foley’s catheters. There was no mortality in this study. In conclusion, percutaneous ultrasound guided drainage of abdominal abscesses is a viable alternative to open surgical drainage.
Abdominal Abscess, Drainage, Percutaneous, Ultrasound
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Misauno M. A, Sule A. Z, Ale A. F, Isichei M. W, Ismaila B. O, Ibilibor C., Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Drainage of Abdominal Abscesses, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, pp. 23-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20130102.12
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