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Percutaneous abscess drainage in gynecologic cancer patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gynecologic oncology
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
3
Pages
366–369
Identifiers
PMID: 8812534
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD) is regarded as an alternative treatment for the care of the gynecologic cancer patient with a pelvic infection. Four female patients with infected pelvic malignancies were evaluated and treated with PAD at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital over a 4-year period. Abscesses in three of the four patients were drained successfully and the catheters were ultimately removed. Successful drainage was defined as a good clinical response and avoidance of surgical debridement. For the patient with an infected pelvic malignancy, PAD offers an alternative to surgery without associated morbidity. Our experience indicates PAD is associated with expedient clinical recovery and preservation of quality of life for most patients.

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