Percutaneous Drainage of Abdominal and Pelvic Abscesses in Children

Colin Brown, Lisa Kang, Stanley T. Kim*

*Corresponding author for this work

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It has only been in the last several decades that abscesses within deep compartments, particularly within the abdomen and pelvis, have become safely accessible with imaging guidance. Since that time, percutaneous abscess drainage has become the standard of care in children. We review the clinical features, diagnosis, and image-guided management of abdominal and pelvic abscesses in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-294
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


  • abscess drain
  • appendicitis
  • interventional radiology
  • pediatric
  • percutaneous therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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