Ultrasound diagnosis of pelvic and wound abscess after an appendectomy.
Intra-abdominal abscess formation is a common complication of ruptured and gangrenous appendicitis. The signs and symptoms associated with abscess formation are generally nonspecific and may be seen without a collection, which is amenable to surgical drainage. Because such patients are quite fragile, it is essential to use a diagnostic test which is noninvasive and highly accurate prior to further operation. B-scan ultrasound fulfills these requirements and is particularly valuable in assessing the recurrence of abscesses and in detecting wound abscesses.
Published In/Presented At
Wolson AH. Ultrasound diagnosis of pelvic and wound abscess after an appendectomy. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1977 Mar;144(3):376-80. PMID: 841455.
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