Curr Trauma Rep (2017) 3:171–180 DOI 10.1007/s40719-017-0097-8 NON-VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (A THABET, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 Katayoun Samadi & Ronald S. Arellano Published online: 25 May 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract posttraumatic collections. Management of abdominal collec- Purpose of Review This review focuses on the current man- tions requires a multidisciplinary approach, with expertise agement of intra-abdominal abscesses that arise from various from infectious disease, surgery, and interventional radiology. etiologies. Image-guided percutaneous drainage has become the first Recent Findings Advances in imaging and percutaneous tech- step in the management of many intra-abdominal collections. niques now lead to image-guided percutaneous drainage as a For many patients, percutaneous drainage is favored over sur- major factor for the management of intra-abdominal abscess- gical debridement as catheter drainage is often feasible in pa- es. In many cases, drainage combined with systemic antibiotic tients who are unsuitable surgical candidates. One of the ben- therapy is often all that is necessary for abscess resolution. efits of image-guided percutaneous drainage is that catheter Emerging surgical techniques now incorporate percutaneous placement can be achieved with minimally invasive methods drainage procedures in a stepwise, methodical approach to that do not subject patients to the stresses of
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