Secondary bacterial peritonitis and pelvic abscess due to .
Herberts Michelle,Hicks Bradley,Sohail Muhammad Rizwan,Jagtiani Anil
BMJ case reports
A 70-year-old man with a history of hepatic cirrhosis presented with abdominal discomfort and distention. Physical examination revealed abdominal distention, positive fluid wave and abdominal tenderness. Due to concerns for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), paracentesis was performed. Fluid analysis revealed 5371 total nucleated cells with 48% neutrophils. Ceftriaxone was then initiated for the treatment of SBP. Bacterial cultures of the fluid, however, grew Therefore, metronidazole was added. An abdominal ultrasound revealed a pelvic fluid collection that was suspicious for an abscess on an abdominal CT scan. The patient underwent CT-guided drain placement into the pelvic fluid collection. The fluid aspirate was consistent with an abscess. However, cultures were negative in the setting of ongoing antibiotic therapy. The patient was treated with a 10-day course of ceftriaxone and metronidazole and was discharged home with outpatient follow-up.
isolated from a pelvic abscess in an HIV-positive patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the perianal region.
Ueberroth Benjamin Edward,Roxas Renato
BMJ case reports
is a known commensal organism of the human oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract which is a rare cause of infections and even more rarely implicated in skin and soft tissue infections. We present a case of a young, HIV-positive patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the perianal region who presented with difficulty initiating urination for 1 week as well as increasing left leg swelling. His CD4 count was found to be 186, predisposing him to infection, and he had also received chemotherapy in the past year for his malignancy. He was febrile and tachycardic on presentation and admitted for further care. CT scan of the pelvis at time of admission demonstrated a pelvic abscess. Aspiration cultures ultimately grew Despite initial improvement with drainage and targeted antimicrobial therapy, the patient's abscess recurred, and he ultimately elected transition to hospice due to worsening prognosis of malignancy.
Late Retroperitoneal Hematoma with Abscess Formation Following Laparoscopic Staging of Endometrial Cancer.
Casanova Joao,Sicam Renee Vina G,Moreira-Barros Joana,Huang Kuan-Gen
Gynecology and minimally invasive therapy
Herein, we report a case of a 63-year-old, nonobese, woman who underwent laparoscopic surgical staging for endometrial cancer with pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection. After being discharged, the patient presented to the emergency department with fever and abdominal pain, 1 week after the procedure. Abdominal tenderness, fever, and anemia were the key clinical and laboratory findings. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a cystic mass with air bubbles, located in the right iliopsoas region. The features were consistent with an infected hematoma at the right iliopsoas region, which was managed with antibiotics and CT-guided pigtail drainage. Laparoscopic surgical staging for endometrial cancer has been shown to have fewer early complications than open surgery. However, complications can still occur in the most experienced hands. Abscess arising from hematomas after laparoscopic surgical staging can be managed adequately with noninvasive CT-guided drainage.
18F-FDG PET/CT in Urachal Abscess.
Flaus Anthime,Longo Maria-Giulia,Dematons Marine,Granjon Denise,Prevot Nathalie
Clinical nuclear medicine
We report interesting images of a pelvic mass in an 11-year-old girl. She presented with fever, chronic fatigue, and weight loss without abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound, contrast-enhanced CT, and F-FDG PET/CT were equivocal. F-FDG PET/CT revealed an irregular, intense FDG-avid pelvic mass in close contact with the bladder. Both infectious and malignancy complications were suspected, but pathological examination confirmed a urachal abscess. As most of the urachal carcinomas are mucinous adenocarcinomas with low or non-FDG uptake, intense uptake might indicate an abscess rather than a carcinoma.
[The 469th case: multiple cutaneous abscesses, pelvic mass, and lung cavities].
Cao X Y,Zhao J L,Zhou Y Z,Zhou B T,Wu Q J,Zeng X F
Zhonghua nei ke za zhi
A 28-year-old woman with multiple abscesses for 2 month and fever for 1 month was admitted in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. The skin abscesses gradually developed at skull, face, abdominal wall and pelvis. Laboratory examinations related to inflammatory reactions were strongly high including erythrocyte sedimentation rate 99 mm/1 h,C-reactive protein160.28 mg/L and ferritin 1 584 μg/L. Multiple nodules and cavities were detected in lungs. And vesico-cervical fistula was found during exploratory laparotomy. The pathological tests of abdominal tissues demonstrated necrosis and granuloma. Evidence of infectious diseases was not definite. Positive anti-proteinase 3 (PR3) antibody confirmed the diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis. After treated with glucocorticoid and immunosuppressants, the patient's symptoms improved remarkably. This case suggested that systemic vasculitis should be considered as a differential diagnosis of multiple abscesses which are not explained by infections.
Surgery for intra-abdominal abscess due to intestinal perforation caused by toothpick ingestion: Two case reports.
Lim Dae Ro,Kuk Jung Cheol,Kim Taehyung,Shin Eung Jin
RATIONALE:Failure to pass though the gastrointestinal tract can result in inflammatory response, reactive fibrosis, and intestinal perforation. Fish bones, chicken bones, and toothpicks are the most common types of foreign substances that produce intestinal perforation during ingestion. PATIENT CONCERNS:Case 1: A 49-year-old female was hospitalized with abdominal pain and a fever. The fever lasted for 5 days before hospitalization. Case 2: A 72-year-old male was hospitalized with abdominal pain and fever. The fever lasted for 4 days before hospitalization. DIAGNOSES:Case 1: An abdominal pelvic computed tomography (APCT) scan revealed a large inflammatory mass formation and linear high-density material within the inflammatory mass. The presence of foreign bodies, including acupuncture needles or intrauterine devices was ruled out. Case 2: An APCT scan revealed that there was a small abscess formation measuring about 2.5 cm abutting the abdominal wall and a parasitic infestation was ruled out. INTERVENTIONS:Case 1: An exploratory laparotomy was performed. After removal of the abscess pocket, the sigmoid colon was found to be perforated, and there was a firm, sharp foreign body in the abscess pocket that measured about 5 cm and resembled a toothpick. Case 2: Laparoscopic exploration was then performed. When the abscess was removed from the abdominal wall using a harmony scalpel, a 4 cm foreign body that resembled a toothpick appeared in the abscess pocket. OUTCOMES:The patients recovered well after surgery and were discharged. LESSONS:Two of the above case reports describe the cases in which the presence of toothpicks was suspected clinically, resulting in the surgery of intra-abdominal abscess caused by intestinal perforations.
Tubo-ovarian abscess with sepsis in a nonagenarian woman: a case report and literature review.
Chen Kuan-Yi,Tseng Jen-Yu,Yang Chih-Yu
BMC women's health
BACKGROUND:A complete infectious focus survey relies on a thorough physical examination as well as a pelvic examination. Tubo-ovarian abscess, though less likely to occur in senior women, may become a life-threatening disease requiring emergent surgery. Hence, clinical awareness and aggressive management are warranted to avoid delayed diagnosis and subsequent complications. CASE PRESENTATION:We report a post-menopausal woman presented with sepsis of unknown origin, which turned out to be a huge tubo-ovarian abscess. Although tubo-ovarian abscess mostly occurs in women of fertile age, it is likely that the immune status of our post-menopausal patient was compromised because of old age and uremia. Moreover, due to underlying dementia, she could not express her discomfort in the early stage. Her sepsis resolved after a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy surgery and antibiotic treatment. It is crucial to exclude pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if no specific source of infection can be identified. CONCLUSIONS:Rupture of the tubo-ovarian abscess is a condition of high mortality rate. Although tubo-ovarian abscess is more likely to develop in patients aged 15-25 years old, the tubo-ovarian abscess should be listed as a differential diagnosis in all post-menopausal women, especially those who are immunocompromised or with a palpable pelvic mass, to enable timely management and better prognosis.
Can the Need for Invasive Intervention in Tubo-ovarian Abscess Be Predicted? The Implication of C-reactive Protein Measurements.
Ribak Rachel,Schonman Ron,Sharvit Merav,Schreiber Hanoch,Raviv Oshrat,Klein Zvi
Journal of minimally invasive gynecology
STUDY OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the clinical parameters of hospitalized patients with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) for the presence of tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) and predict the need for intervention. DESIGN:A prospective cohort study. SETTING:A tertiary care university medical center. PATIENTS:Ninety-four patients were diagnosed with complicated PID and hospitalized between 2015 and 2017. INTERVENTIONS:Patients with PID were treated with parenteral antibiotics according to Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Demographic, clinical, sonographic, and laboratory data for patients with PID were analyzed. Inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cells (WBCs), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and clinical parameters were collected at admission and during hospitalization. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:Forty-eight of 94 patients (51.1%) hospitalized with complicated PID were diagnosed with TOA sonographically. CRP levels were the strongest predictor of TOA, followed by WBC count, ESR, and fever on admission. The areas under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for CRP, WBC, ESR, and fever were .92, .75, .73 and .62, respectively. CRP specificity was 93.4% and sensitivity was 85.4% for predicting TOA, with cutoff value of 49.3 mg/L. Twelve patients (25%) failed conservative management and underwent surgical intervention including laparoscopy (n = 7), computed tomography (CT)-guided drainage (n = 4), and laparotomy (n = 1). In this group, CRP levels significantly increased from admission to day 1 and day 2 during hospitalization (128.26, 173.75, and 214.66 mg/L, respectively; p < .05 for both). In the conservative management group, CRP levels showed a plateau from admission to day 1 and then a decrease until day 3 (110, 120.49, 97.52, and 78.45 mg/L, respectively). CONCLUSION:CRP is a sensitive, specific inflammatory marker for predicting TOA in patients with complicated PID, and levels >49.3 mg/L suggest the presence of TOA. In the TOA group, CRP level trends correlated well with success or failure of conservative management. Increasing CRP levels during treatment may be used as an indicator of the need for invasive intervention, and daily CRP measurements can help predict the need for invasive intervention.
Is intrauterine device a risk factor for failure of conservative management in patients with tubo-ovarian abscess? An observational retrospective study.
Kapustian Victoria,Namazov Ahmet,Yaakov Odeliya,Volodarsky Michael,Anteby Eyal Y,Gemer Ofer
Archives of gynecology and obstetrics
PURPOSE:Tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). TOA formation may be an uncommon, but serious complication associated with the use of an intrauterine device (IUD). While the majority of TOA respond to antibiotic therapy, in approximately 25% of cases surgery or drainage is indicated. In the present study, we compared the failure rate of conservative management in patients with and without IUD, who were admitted with a diagnosis of TOA. METHODS:In this retrospective case-control study, 78 women were diagnosed with TOA. All patients were treated initially by broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics. The failure of conservative management after 72 h was followed by surgical intervention. RESULTS:The patients were divided into two groups: 24 patients were IUD-carriers, and 54 did not use IUD. There was no significant difference in surgical intervention rate between IUD group (50%) and no-IUD group (43%), p = 0.32. The WBC count was significantly higher in IUD-carriers diagnosed with TOA than in patients without IUD (16.5 ± 6.6 vs. 13.1 ± 4.6, p = 0.001). The patients with IUD had significantly larger abscesses as revealed by ultrasound than patients without IUD (61.6 ± 21.4 vs. 49.6 ± 20.6 mm, p = 0.02). CONCLUSION:The surgical intervention rate in TOA patients with and without IUD was similar.
Comparative study of the clinical features of patients with a tubo-ovarian abscess and patients with severe pelvic inflammatory disease.
Sordia-Hernández Luis H,Serrano Castro Laura G,Sordia-Piñeyro María O,Morales Martinez Arturo,Sepulveda Orozco Mary C,Guerrero-Gonzalez Geraldina
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
OBJECTIVE:To determine the clinical characteristics that indicate the presence of tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) among patients with severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). METHODS:An observational cohort study was performed from October 2011 to March 2013. The study included all patients with a diagnosis of TOA and PID admitted to a university hospital in Mexico. A complete medical history and physical examination were performed, and laboratory studies were reviewed. A logistic regression analysis was performed on variables with statistical significance. RESULTS:Overall, 26 patients with PID and TOA (TOA group) and 26 with PID without TOA (PID group) were included in the study. Significant differences between patients with TOA and PID were found with regard to the patients' age (39.3years vs 33.1years; P=0.04), educational level (only elementary, 13 [50%] vs 5 [19%]; P=0.14), presentation with fever (23 [88%] vs 16 [62%]; P=0.025), white blood cell count (21.8×10(9)/L vs 14.9×10(9)/L; P<0.001), number of deliveries (2.2 vs 1.1; P=0.01), and presence of diarrhea (16 [62%] vs 5 [19%]; P<0.001). The triad of fever, leukocytosis, and diarrhea was positively related to the presence of TOA. CONCLUSION:The triad of fever, leukocytosis, and diarrhea should alert clinicians to the possibility of TOA formation in patients with PID.
CT-guided special approaches of drainage for intraabdominal and pelvic abscesses: One single center's experience and review of literature.
Zhao Ning,Li Qian,Cui Jing,Yang Zhiyong,Peng Tao
BACKGROUND:To explore the safety and efficacy of several special approaches of drainage for deep inaccessible intraabdominal and pelvic abscesses. METHODS:By searching of our institutional database, the clinical and radiologic information of all patients with special approaches of abscesses drainage was collected, consisting of etiology, diameter of abscess, duration of drainage, major complications, rates of success, failure and death, and pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure computed tomography scans. RESULTS:A total of 124 patients are eligible for the criterion in our center between January 2010 and January 2018. The mean diameter of abscess was 5.6 cm (range 3.0-9.8 cm) and mean duration of drainage was 10.3 days (range 4-43 days). Pain was complained in 6 patients (4.8%) and hemorrhage was observed in one patient. Complete resolution of the abscess following drainage was observed in 115 patients (92.7%). A total of 9 patients (7.3%) failed to percutaneous abscess drainage and 3 patients died of catheter-unrelated diseases. Transintestinal afferent loop of drainage was firstly attempted in six patients and complete resolution of abscess was achieved in five patients. CONCLUSION:Special approaches, including transgluteal, presacral space, transhepatic, multiplane reconstruction (MPR)-assisted oblique approach and transintestinal afferent loop approach for those deep inaccessible intraabdominal and pelvic abscesses are safe and feasible.
Severe pelvic abscess formation following caesarean section.
Muin Dana A,Takes Martin Thanh-Long,Hösli Irene,Lapaire Olav
BMJ case reports
We report a case of a 24-year-old woman with severe pelvic abscess formation 2 weeks after secondary caesarean section. The isolated pathogens were a mixture of Gardnerella vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. After initial resistance to systemic antibiotic treatment, she underwent radiologically-guided drainage of the abscesses, whereon she had a continuous recovery.
Clinical value of early laparoscopic therapy in the management of tubo-ovarian or pelvic abscess.
Jiang Xiaofei,Shi Mingqing,Sui Miao,Wang Tao,Yang Haiyan,Zhou Huifang,Zhao Kai
Experimental and therapeutic medicine
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are the conservative treatment for tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) or pelvic abscess, but the failure rate of antibiotic therapy remains higher in patients with a larger abscess. The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of early laparoscopic therapy in the management of TOA or pelvic abscess. A total of 100 patients were enrolled and their medical records were retrospectively analyzed after excluding 6 patients with malignant diseases. Based on the treatment they had received, the patients were divided into a conservative treatment group (n=41) and an early laparoscopic treatment group (n=53). In the conservative treatment group, 21 patients (51.2%) finally received laparoscopic exploration (late laparoscopic treatment group), and 20 patients (48.8%) achieved a success of antibiotic therapy (successful antibiotic therapy group). The cut-off value of abscess size for predicting antibiotic treatment failure was determined using receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to explore the association between the clinical variables and antibiotic therapy failure in conservative treatment group. The durations of elevated temperature >38.0°C and hospitalization were significantly longer in the conservative treatment group than those in the early laparoscopic treatment group (all P<0.001). The patients in the late laparoscopic treatment group had a larger abscess size than those in the successful antibiotic therapy group (6.2±1.8 cm vs. 4.8±1.4 cm, P=0.008). An abscess diameter of 5.5 cm was obtained as the cut-off of antibiotic failure, and the sensitivity and specificity were 81.0 and 85.0%, respectively. An abscess diameter of ≥5.5 cm was independently associated with antibiotic failure (odds ratio=5.724; 95%CI: 2.025-16.182; P=0.001). In conclusion, early laparoscopic treatment was associated with a better clinical prognosis than conservative treatment and late laparoscopic therapy for TOA or pelvic abscess patients.
Addressing the empty pelvic syndrome following total pelvic exenteration: does mesh reconstruction help?
Lee P,Tan W J,Brown K G M,Solomon M J
Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
AIM:Perineal wound complications and pelvic abscesses remain a major source of morbidity after total pelvic exenteration. The void created in the pelvis after these multi-visceral resections leads to fluid accumulation and translocation of bowel within the pelvic cavity, which may increase the risk of pelvic abscess, perineal fluid discharge with perineal wound dehiscence and prolonged ileus. This study describes a novel technique using degradable synthetic mesh with overlying omentum to preclude small bowel and fill the empty space after total pelvic exenteration, and aimed to investigate the rate of pelvic abscess and perineal wound-related complications in this group. METHOD:Ten patients who underwent total pelvic exenteration followed by implantation of degradable synthetic mesh at a quaternary referral centre were identified and included. The mesh was moulded to the contours of the bony pelvis at the level of the pubic symphysis anteriorly and inferior to the sacral promontory posteriorly. The data on the number of postoperative perineal wound-related complications including pelvic abscesses were collected. RESULTS:There was no perioperative mortality. Five patients (50%) developed postoperative complications. One patient developed an abscess inferior to the mesh that required surgical drainage and another had a pre-sacral collection that was successfully managed conservatively. Two patients developed intra-abdominal collections requiring percutaneous drainage. Median length of stay was 20 days (range 16-35). No perineal hernia or entero-perineal fistula was detected in any patient either clinically or radiologically at a median follow-up of 7 months. CONCLUSION:Degradable synthetic mesh reconstruction following exenterative surgery may reduce postoperative complications related to the perineal wound.
[Clinical analysis of pelvic abscess with endometriosis].
Liu Y T,Shi H H,Yu X,Wang S,Fan Q B,Liu H Y
Zhonghua fu chan ke za zhi
To investigate the clinical features, diagnosis and treatments of pelvic abscess with endometriosis. A retrospective analysis was performed on 129 cases of pelvic abscess in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2000 to January 2016. Among them, 34 women with endometriosis were divided into the study group and the others were in the control group. The clinical characteristics, therapeutic regimens and outcomes were compared. (1) General conditions: there were no statistic differences between the two groups in age, WBC, serum CA(125), intrauterine device in use, pelvic inflammatory disease history; while incidence rates of dysmenorrhea (65%, 22/34) and infertility (21%, 7/34) in the study group were higher than those in the control group (all 0.05). (2) Clinical manifestations: fever, abdominal pain and pelvic mass were the main symptoms in two groups. The incidence rates of septic shock were 12% (4/34) in the study group and 2% (2/95) in the control group (0.05). (3) Treatment: treatment with puncture all failed in the study group (7/7) and surgeries were required. In contrast, there was only 1/19 treatment failure with puncture in the control group. The puncture failure rates were statistically significant (0.05). Compared with the study group and the control group, there were significant differences (0.05) in the operation time of laparoscopic surgery [(76±41) versus (53±21) minutes] and of laparotomy [(168±58) versus (116±35) minutes], intra-operative blood loss of laparoscopic surgery [(216±296) versus (43±36) ml] and of laparotomy [(448±431) versus (145±24) ml]. Pelvic abscess in women with endometriosis is more severe and refractory to antibiotics and puncture treatment. Active surgical intervention is required. Although surgical procedures are often difficult, prognosis is comparatively satisfied.
Effectiveness and Adverse Events of Early Laparoscopic Therapy versus Conservative Treatment for Tubo-Ovarian or Pelvic Abscess: A Single-Center Retrospective Cohort Study.
Chu Lei,Ma Hanbo,Liang Junhua,Li Li,Shen Aiqun,Wang Jianjun,Li Huaifang,Tong Xiaowen
Gynecologic and obstetric investigation
BACKGROUND/AIM:We aimed to assess the value of early laparoscopic therapy in management of tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) or pelvic abscess. METHODS:This was a retrospective study of all consecutive patients who were initially diagnosed with TOA or pelvic abscess at the local hospital between January 2010 and December 2014. The risks of operation and recurrence were analyzed using logistic analyses. RESULTS:The durations of body temperature > 38.0°C (p = 0.001) and hospitalization (p < 0.001) were longer in the conventional group versus the early laparoscopy group. In the conventional group, 15 (50%) patients finally underwent laparoscopic exploration. The abscess size in the late laparoscopic group was significantly larger than the successful antibiotic treatment group (6.3 ± 1.5 vs. 4.9 ± 1.2 cm, p = 0.010). Abscess > 5.5 cm was independently associated with antibiotic failure (OR 4.571; 95% CI 1.612-12.962). Compared with late laparoscopy, early laparoscopy was associated with a shorter operation time (p = 0.037), less blood loss (p = 0.035), and shorter durations of body temperature > 38.0°C (p < 0.001) and hospitalization (p < 0.001). The cost was the lowest in the patients successfully treated conservatively. CONCLUSION:Early laparoscopic treatment is associated with shorter time of fever resolution, shorter hospitalization, and less blood loss compared with conventional treatment for TOA or pelvic abscess.
Pelvic abscess: A late complication of abdominal trachelectomy for cervical cancer.
Okugawa Kaoru,Sonoda Kenzo,Ohgami Tatsuhiro,Yasunaga Masafumi,Kaneki Eisuke,Yahata Hideaki,Kato Kiyoko
The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
AIM:Only a few reports of pelvic abscess as a late complication of trachelectomy have been published to date. To evaluate the cases of pelvic abscess as a late complication of abdominal trachelectomy for cervical cancer. METHODS:In June 2005, we began a clinical trial of abdominal trachelectomy at our institution. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent trachelectomy and extracted the data of patients who experienced pelvic abscess as a late complication. RESULTS:From June 2005 to September 2017, we performed 181 trachelectomies at our institution. In total, 15 pelvic abscesses occurred in 12 of these patients more than 1 month after trachelectomy. The median postoperative period before the onset of pelvic abscess was 51 months (range, 1-104 months). Among the 15 cases, abscess formed in the uterine adnexa in 12, in a pelvic lymphocyst in two, and in the uterus in one. Abscess drainage was performed in six cases. Three patients underwent laparotomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. CONCLUSION:It is possible that not only surgical removal of the uterine cervix but also the use of nonabsorbable suture in cervical cerclage and placement of an intrauterine device triggered post-trachelectomy infection. Pelvic abscess can occur as a late complication of abdominal trachelectomy.
Postoperative Pelvic Abscess after Cervicovaginal Canalization for Congenital Cervical and Vaginal Agenesis: A Report of 4 Cases.
Kang Jia,Zhu Lan,Zhang Ye,Ma Congcong,Ma Yidi
Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
OBJECTIVE:To investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of pelvic abscess after cervicovaginal canalization for congenital cervical and vaginal agenesis. CASES:Four patients who had pelvic abscess after cervicovaginal canalization for congenital cervical and vaginal agenesis are reported. The mean onset time of pelvic abscess after primary canalization was 67.7 months. Three patients presented with pelvic endometriosis. Three patients underwent cervical catheter or intrauterine device placement, with a mean time of 62 months. All patients underwent hysterectomy and pelvic abscess removal, and no recurrence of pelvic abscess or formation of pelvic pseudocysts was observed during the follow-up. CONCLUSION:Pelvic abscess after cervicovaginal canalization was mainly due to re-obstruction of the neocanal, the risk of which may increase when surgery is combined with prolonged cervical stent placement and pelvic endometriosis. Hysterectomy should be suggested once pelvic abscess is diagnosed.
Pelvic abscess drainage: outcome with factors affecting the clinical success.
Akıncı Devrim,Ergun Onur,Topel Çağdaş,Çiftçi Türkmen,Akhan Okan
Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)
PURPOSE:We aimed to evaluate the success and complication rates of image-guided pelvic abscess drainage with emphasis on factors affecting the clinical success. METHODS:During a 7-year period, 185 pelvic abscesses were treated in 163 patients under ultrasonography and fluoroscopy (n=140) or computed tomography (n=45) guidance with transabdominal (n=107), transvaginal (n=39), transrectal (n=21) and transgluteal (n=18) approaches. Abscess characteristics (etiology, number, size, intrastructure, microbiological content, presence of fistula), patient demographics (age, sex, presence of malignancy, primary disease, antibiotic treatments), procedure-related factors (guidance method, access route, catheter size) and their effects on clinical success, complications, and duration of catheterization were statistically analyzed. RESULTS:Technical and clinical success rates were 100% and 93.9%, respectively. Procedure-related mortality or major complications were not observed. Minor complications such as catheter dislodgement, obstruction, or kinking were detected in 6.7% of the patients. Clinical failure was observed in 10 patients (6.1%). Fistulization was observed in 14 abscesses. Fistulization extended the duration of catheter use (P < 0.001) and decreased the clinical success rate (P < 0.001). The presence of postoperative malignant, complex-multilocular abscesses, and fungus infection in the cavity extended catheter duration (P < 0.001, P = 0.018, and P = 0.007, respectively), whereas the presence of sterile abscess and endocavitary catheterization reduced the catheter duration (P = 0.009 and P = 0.011, respectively). CONCLUSION:Image-guided pelvic abscess drainage has high clinical success and low complication rates. The only factor affecting the clinical success rate is the presence of fistula.