Percutaneous drainage of postappendectomy abscesses complicated by enteric communication

Amir Peer, Simon Strauss

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Abstract

Four patients with postappendectomy abscesses complicated by enteric fistulae were treated by percutaneous drainage. Sinograms, obtained at the time of the initial drainage, demonstrated communication to the cecum in 3 patients and to the small bowel in 1 patient. Complete cure was attained in 3 patients by percutaneous drainage. In the fourth patient, surgery was performed after 7 days of catheter drainage. Percutaneous drainage of abscesses with enteric communication requries a modified technique, which includes longer-term drainage than for simple noncommunicating abscesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

Keywords

  • Appendiceal abscess
  • Enteric fistula
  • Interventional radiology
  • Percutaneous drainage
  • Surgery complication

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