The role of percutaneous aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic abscess

M. C. Hill, J. L. Dach, Jamie S Barkin, M. B. Isikoff, B. Morse

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Abstract

Percutaneous aspiration should be performed on pancreatic/peripancreatic fluid collections when an abscess is suspected. Thirty-one percutaneous aspirations were performed on 21 such patients and seven (33%) proved to have an abscess. A Gram stain after the aspiration is important, as it can make an immediate diagnosis of an abscess. By helping make an early diagnosis, percutaneous aspiration might reduce the high mortality rate associated with a pancreatic abscess while avoiding surgery in those who have sterile fluid collections. Two complications (6%) occurred: superinfection of a pseudocyst and a hemoperitoneum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1039
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume141
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 27 1983

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Abscess
Hemoperitoneum
Superinfection
Early Diagnosis
Mortality

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Hill, M. C., Dach, J. L., Barkin, J. S., Isikoff, M. B., & Morse, B. (1983). The role of percutaneous aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic abscess. American Journal of Roentgenology, 141(5), 1035-1039.

The role of percutaneous aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic abscess. / Hill, M. C.; Dach, J. L.; Barkin, Jamie S; Isikoff, M. B.; Morse, B.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 141, No. 5, 27.12.1983, p. 1035-1039.

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Hill, MC, Dach, JL, Barkin, JS, Isikoff, MB & Morse, B 1983, 'The role of percutaneous aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic abscess', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 141, no. 5, pp. 1035-1039.
Hill, M. C. ; Dach, J. L. ; Barkin, Jamie S ; Isikoff, M. B. ; Morse, B. / The role of percutaneous aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic abscess. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1983 ; Vol. 141, No. 5. pp. 1035-1039.
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