Title

Ultrasound diagnosis of pelvic and wound abscess after an appendectomy.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-1977

Abstract

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.

Volume

144

Issue

3

First Page

376

Last Page

380

ISSN

0039-6087

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology

PubMedID

841455

Department(s)

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Document Type

Article

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