Percutaneous catheter drainage and management of presacral abscesses and fluid collections

L. R. Christensen*, R. L. Vogelzang

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Abstract

Eleven patients with 12 presacral abscesses were diagnosed by CT-guided needle aspiration followed by percutaneous transgluteal catheter drainage. Abscess drainage was successful in 11 of 12 (92%) with 1 abscess later requiring surgical management. The average time period of percutaneous catheter drainage was 16 days. No complications occurred which affected the outcome of percutaneous drainage. Technical considerations, methodology, and clinical data are discussed. Catheter drainage of presacral abscesses and fluid collections is a safe and effective procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Interventional Radiology
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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