abdominal abscess

Summary

Summary: An abscess located in the abdominal cavity, i.e., the cavity between the diaphragm above and the pelvis below. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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  1. Iwata N, Kodera Y, Eguchi T, Ohashi N, Nakayama G, Koike M, et al. Amylase concentration of the drainage fluid as a risk factor for intra-abdominal abscess following gastrectomy for gastric cancer. World J Surg. 2010;34:1534-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Amylase concentration of the drainage fluid following total gastrectomy for gastric cancer has been reported to be a useful risk factor for surgical complications...
  2. Chen C, Su Y, Lai Y, Cheng H, Chang W. Fish bone-related intra-abdominal abscess in an elderly patient. Int J Infect Dis. 2010;14:e171-2 pubmed publisher
    ..CT showed a hypodense lesion with a linear foreign body in the abdomen. An intra-abdominal abscess was diagnosed and after surgical intervention, a foreign body, which proved to be a fish bone, was removed...
  3. Karagulle E, Turk E, Yildirim E, Göktürk H, Kiyici H, Moray G. Multifocal intestinal stromal tumors with jejunal perforation and intra-abdominal abscess: report of a case. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2008;19:264-7 pubmed
    ..Their diagnosis is often delayed until complications develop. Even if complications occur, exact diagnosis is usually very difficult preoperatively...
  4. Oteo J, Domingo García D, Fernández Romero S, Sáez D, Guiu A, Cuevas O, et al. Abdominal abscess due to NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Spain. J Med Microbiol. 2012;61:864-7 pubmed publisher
    We describe a clinical case of an abdominal abscess due to NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a 35-year-old Spanish patient after hospitalization in India for perforated appendicitis and peritonitis...
  5. Moore C, Smith R, Herbertson R, Toevs C. Does use of intraoperative irrigation with open or laparoscopic appendectomy reduce post-operative intra-abdominal abscess?. Am Surg. 2011;77:78-80 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if irrigation at appendectomy decreases the postoperative intra-abdominal abscess rate...
  6. Müller Wille R, Iesalnieks I, Dornia C, Ott C, Jung E, Friedrich C, et al. Influence of percutaneous abscess drainage on severe postoperative septic complications in patients with Crohn's disease. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011;26:769-74 pubmed publisher
    Severe postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications (IASC) such as an anastomotic leak, intra-abdominal abscess, and fistula are significantly associated with the presence of spontaneous intra-abdominal abscess at the time of ..
  7. St Peter S, Aguayo P, Fraser J, Keckler S, Sharp S, Leys C, et al. Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:236-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we conducted a randomized trial comparing these 2 management strategies...
  8. Campos J, Evangelista L, Neto M, Pagnossin G, Fernandes A, Ferraz A, et al. Translumenal endoscopic drainage of abdominal abscess due to early migration of adjustable gastric band. Obes Surg. 2010;20:247-50 pubmed publisher
    ..During the follow-up, the mucosa covering the band was incised in two more sessions to hasten the erosion process. Endoscopic removal was done 7 months after the drainage...
  9. Solomkin J, Mazuski J. Intra-abdominal sepsis: newer interventional and antimicrobial therapies. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2009;23:593-608 pubmed publisher

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  1. Mazuski J, Solomkin J. Intra-abdominal infections. Surg Clin North Am. 2009;89:421-37, ix pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these infections remain associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in higher-risk patients who have impaired host defenses...
  2. St Peter S, Sharp S, Holcomb G, Ostlie D. An evidence-based definition for perforated appendicitis derived from a prospective randomized trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43:2242-5 pubmed publisher
  3. Itah R, Skornick Y, Greenberg R. Extraluminal appendicolith: an indication for interval appendectomy with intraoperative localization and removal of that potential cause of intra-abdominal abscess. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008;18:606-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We advocate this approach in order to prevent the possible formation of an intra-abdominal abscess caused by an infected nidus.
  4. Tsai H, Hsieh J, Yu F, Wu D, Chen F, Huang C, et al. Perforated colonic cancer presenting as intra-abdominal abscess. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2007;22:15-9 pubmed
    ..Abscess formation occurs in 0.3 to 0.4% and is the second most common complication of perforated lesions. Perforation and penetration of adjacent organs with intra-abdominal abscess formation as the initial presentation is uncommon.
  5. Pratap A, Tiwari A, Anchal N, Agrawal C, Shreshta P, Shakya V. Falciform ligament abscess with portal pyemia in a newborn. J Pediatr Surg. 2006;41:1473-5 pubmed
    ..After a follow up of 1 year, the child remains asymptomatic. To our knowledge, a falciform ligament abscess causing intrahepatic portal pyemia in a newborn has not been previously been described...
  6. Kobayashi M, Okabayashi T, Namikawa T, Okamoto K, Araki K. Management of intra-abdominal abscess due to surgical site infection. Surg Technol Int. 2006;15:37-9 pubmed
    ..Overflow fluid was drained through the Surgidrain open top drainage lumen. This system enabled better protection against skin complications and the ability to easily flush the abscess intermittently...
  7. Henry M, Walker A, Silverman B, Gollin G, Islam S, Sylvester K, et al. Risk factors for the development of abdominal abscess following operation for perforated appendicitis in children: a multicenter case-control study. Arch Surg. 2007;142:236-41; discussion 241 pubmed
    The morbidity following treatment for perforated appendicitis in children is significant, with intra-abdominal abscess being one of the more serious complications...
  8. Phitayakorn R, Delaney C, Reynolds H, Champagne B, Heriot A, Neary P, et al. Standardized algorithms for management of anastomotic leaks and related abdominal and pelvic abscesses after colorectal surgery. World J Surg. 2008;32:1147-56 pubmed publisher
    ..The risk factors and incidence of anastomotic leak following colorectal surgery are well reported in the literature. However, the management of the multiple clinical scenarios that may be encountered has not been standardized...
  9. Brook I. Microbiology and management of abdominal infections. Dig Dis Sci. 2008;53:2585-91 pubmed publisher
    ..and Clostridium spp. The treatment of abdominal infection includes surgical correction and drainage of pus and administration of antimicrobials effective against both the aerobic and anaerobic pathogens...
  10. Harisinghani M, Gervais D, Hahn P, Cho C, Jhaveri K, Varghese J, et al. CT-guided transgluteal drainage of deep pelvic abscesses: indications, technique, procedure-related complications, and clinical outcome. Radiographics. 2002;22:1353-67 pubmed
    ..Although pain has been cited as a common complication of the technique, this complication can be minimized with judicious use of analgesia and a meticulous technique. Other complications are hemorrhage and catheter malposition...
  11. Benoist S, Panis Y, Pannegeon V, Soyer P, Watrin T, Boudiaf M, et al. Can failure of percutaneous drainage of postoperative abdominal abscesses be predicted?. Am J Surg. 2002;184:148-53 pubmed
    ..Accordingly, this retrospective study was designed to determine the predictive factors for failure of PD of postoperative abscess, in order to better select the patients who may benefit from PD...
  12. Golfieri R, Cappelli A. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous abscess drainage in coloproctology: review of the literature. Tech Coloproctol. 2007;11:197-208 pubmed
    ..This review evaluates each point of the procedure to explain the possible causes for such discrepancies in results...
  13. Tzianabos A, Russell P, Onderdonk A, Gibson F, Cywes C, Chan M, et al. IL-2 mediates protection against abscess formation in an experimental model of sepsis. J Immunol. 1999;163:893-7 pubmed
    ..These data demonstrate that PS A-mediated protection against abscess formation is dependent upon a CD4+ T cell-dependent response, and that IL-2 is essential to this immune mechanism...
  14. Gibson F, Onderdonk A, Kasper D, Tzianabos A. Cellular mechanism of intraabdominal abscess formation by Bacteroides fragilis. J Immunol. 1998;160:5000-6 pubmed
    ..These results illustrated the role of the CPC in promoting adhesion of B. fragilis to the peritoneal wall and coordinating the cellular events leading to the development of abscesses associated with experimental intraabdominal sepsis...
  15. Helmer K, Robinson E, Lally K, Vasquez J, Kwong K, Liu T, et al. Standardized patient care guidelines reduce infectious morbidity in appendectomy patients. Am J Surg. 2002;183:608-13 pubmed
    Surgical wound infection and intra-abdominal abscess remain common infectious complications after appendectomy, especially in the setting of a perforated or gangrenous appendix...
  16. Cinat M, Wilson S, Din A. Determinants for successful percutaneous image-guided drainage of intra-abdominal abscess. Arch Surg. 2002;137:845-9 pubmed
    Characteristics of intra-abdominal abscess can be used to predict successful outcome for percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD).
  17. Khurrum Baig M, Hua Zhao R, Batista O, Uriburu J, Singh J, Weiss E, et al. Percutaneous postoperative intra-abdominal abscess drainage after elective colorectal surgery. Tech Coloproctol. 2002;6:159-64 pubmed
    ..CT-guided percutaneous drainage of intra-abdominal abscess is an alternative to immediate surgical intervention...
  18. Aleman M, Watson J, Jang S. Clostridium novyi type A intra-abdominal abscess in a horse. J Vet Intern Med. 2003;17:934-6 pubmed
  19. de Melo V, de Melo G, Silva R, Aragão J, Rosa J. Falciform ligament abscess: report of a case. Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo. 2003;58:37-8 pubmed
    ..The presence of right uppper quadrant abdominal pain, epigastric tenderness, fever, leukocytosis, and a mass in the anterior abdomen should arouse suspicion of falciform ligament abscess. Its treatment consists of abscess drainage...
  20. Wylezol M, Sitkiewicz T, Gluck M, Zubik R, Pardela M. Intra-abdominal abscess in the course of intragastric migration of an adjustable gastric band: a potentially life-threatening complication. Obes Surg. 2006;16:102-4 pubmed
    ..The patient presented no symptoms of acute abdomen. Intraoperatively, a huge intra-abdominal abscess was discovered in the epigastric area...
  21. Men S, Akhan O, Koroglu M. Percutaneous drainage of abdominal abcess. Eur J Radiol. 2002;43:204-18 pubmed
    ..Both the renal and the perirenal abscesses are amenable to percutaneous drainage. Percutaneous drainage provides an effective and safe alternative to more invasive surgical drainage in most patients with psoas abscesses as well...
  22. Bratton S, Haberkern C, Waldhausen J. Acute appendicitis risks of complications: age and Medicaid insurance. Pediatrics. 2000;106:75-8 pubmed
    ..To describe the epidemiology of acute appendicitis in children from Washington State, and to determine important risk factors for complications...
  23. Tzianabos A, Wang J, Lee J. Structural rationale for the modulation of abscess formation by Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharides. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:9365-70 pubmed
    ..These results provide a structure/function rationale for abscess formation by S. aureus and expand the sphere of encapsulated organisms that interact directly with T cells to regulate this host response to bacterial infection...
  24. Brook I, Frazier E. Aerobic and anaerobic microbiology in intra-abdominal infections associated with diverticulitis. J Med Microbiol. 2000;49:827-30 pubmed
    ..The most frequently isolated anaerobes were Bacteroides spp. (B. fragilis group), Peptostreptococcus, Clostridium and Fusobacterium spp...
  25. Dobremez E, Lavrand F, Lefevre Y, Boer M, Bondonny J, Vergnes P. Treatment of post-appendectomy intra-abdominal deep abscesses. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2003;13:393-7 pubmed
    The treatment of acute appendicitis in children is sometimes followed by complications including intra-abdominal abscess, for which the traditional treatment is surgical drainage...
  26. Matsumoto G, Asano H, Kato E, Matsuno S. Transverse colonic cancer presenting as an anterior abdominal wall abscess: report of a case. Surg Today. 2001;31:166-9 pubmed
  27. Ball C, Kortbeek J, Kirkpatrick A, Mitchell P. Laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis: an evaluation of postoperative factors. Surg Endosc. 2004;18:969-73 pubmed
    ..The use of laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis is controversial. Outcomes were compared between patients who had complicated appendicitis and those who had uncomplicated appendicitis...
  28. Sandrasegaran K, Lall C, Rajesh A, Maglinte D. Distinguishing gelatin bioabsorbable sponge and postoperative abdominal abscess on CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005;184:475-80 pubmed
    The objective of our study was to differentiate the CT findings of gelatin bioabsorbable sponges used as hemostatic agents from postoperative abdominal abscess.
  29. Cholongitas E, Koulenti D, Panetsos G, Kafiri G, Tzirakis E, Thalasinou P, et al. Desmoid tumor presenting as intra-abdominal abscess. Dig Dis Sci. 2006;51:68-9 pubmed
  30. Krisher S, Browne A, Dibbins A, Tkacz N, Curci M. Intra-abdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis. Arch Surg. 2001;136:438-41 pubmed
    The incidence of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess is higher after laparoscopic compared with open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis.
  31. Capitán Manjón C, Tejido Sánchez A, Piedra Lara J, Martínez Silva V, Cruceyra Betriu G, Rosino Sanchez A, et al. Retroperitoneal abscesses--analysis of a series of 66 cases. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2003;37:139-44 pubmed
    ..To analyze our experience with the management of retroperitoneal abscesses...
  32. Rocha E, Tzianabos A, Smith C. Thioredoxin reductase is essential for thiol/disulfide redox control and oxidative stress survival of the anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis. J Bacteriol. 2007;189:8015-23 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these data strongly suggest that TrxB/Trx is the major, if not the sole, thiol/disulfide redox system in this anaerobe required for survival and abscess formation in a peritoneal cavity infection model...
  33. Savicky R, Jackson A. Use of a rectus abdominis muscle flap to repair urinary bladder and urethral defects in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;234:1038-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings suggested that axial pattern flaps constructed from the rectus abdominis muscle flap may be useful in reconstructing large urinary bladder and urethral defects. ..
  34. Laborda A, de Gregorio M, Miguelena J, Medrano J, Gómez Arrue J, Serrano C, et al. Percutaneous treatment of intrabdominal abscess: urokinase versus saline serum in 100 cases using two surgical scoring systems in a randomized trial. Eur Radiol. 2009;19:1772-9 pubmed publisher
    ..One hundred patients referred for image-guided abdominal abscess drainage were randomized between thrice daily urokinase instillation or saline irrigation alone...
  35. van de Wall B, Draaisma W, Consten E, van der Kaaij R, Wiezer M, Broeders I. Does the presence of abscesses in diverticular disease prelude surgery?. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17:540-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients with diverticular abscess have a higher risk of being readmitted and/or requiring surgical treatment. The pattern suggests that readmission and need for surgery are the results of an ongoing inflammation of the initial episode. ..
  36. Michalaki V, Arkadopoulos N, Kondi Pafiti A, Gennatas C. Abscess formation mimicking disease progression, in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma during sunitinib treatment. World J Surg Oncol. 2010;8:45 pubmed publisher
    ..We present a case of intra-abdominal abscess formation mimicking disease progression, in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma during sunitinib ..
  37. Koga T, Taguchi J, Suzuki M, Higa Y, Kamimura T, Nishimura M, et al. Cat scratch disease presenting with a retroperitoneal abscess in a patient without animal contacts. J Infect Chemother. 2009;15:414-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe here a young adult male patient who presented with marked pyrexia and a retroperitoneal abscess without relevant medical histories, illustrating that CSD can be a diagnostic challenge on selected occasions. ..
  38. Duttaroy D, Jitendra J, Duttaroy B, Bansal U, Dhameja P, Patel G, et al. Management strategy for dirty abdominal incisions: primary or delayed primary closure? A randomized trial. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009;10:129-36 pubmed publisher
    ..It significantly lowers the rate of superficial SSI as well as fascial dehiscence and reduces the mean CIH time and hospitalization. The short-term cosmetic appearance is superior. ..
  39. Trépanier J, Arroyave M, Bravo R, Jiménez Toscano M, DeLacy F, Fernandez Hevia M, et al. Transanal Hartmann's colostomy reversal assisted by laparoscopy: outcomes of the first 10 patients. Surg Endosc. 2017;31:4981-4987 pubmed publisher
    ..Three patients had a total of four post-operative complications: ileus (2), abdominal abscess and wound infection (1). None required reoperation. Mean length of stay was 7.2?±?4.3 days...
  40. Rosen M, Breitkopf D, Waud K. Tubo-ovarian abscess management options for women who desire fertility. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2009;64:681-9 pubmed publisher
  41. Golub V, Kim A, Krol V. Surgical wound infection, tuboovarian abscess, and sepsis caused by Edwardsiella tarda: case reports and literature review. Infection. 2010;38:487-9 pubmed publisher
    ..tarda infection and cholangitis who recently traveled to Ecuador. He presented with hypoxia and further workup revealed choledocholithiasis and common bile duct benign polyps. Both patients made a full recovery...
  42. Veltchev L, Kalniev M. Giant retroperitoneal abscess following necrotizing pancreatitis treated with internal drainage. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2009;8:551-3 pubmed
    ..We propose internal drainage with Roux-en-Y jejunal loop as the only method for accomplishing these conditions in cases of giant retroperitoneal abscesses. ..
  43. Treszezamsky A, Goldstein I, Sharyarinejad A, Ascher Walsh C. Suprapubic abscess and vaginal fistula 22 years after bladder neck suspension with Dacron buttresses. Obstet Gynecol. 2012;119:431-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Erosion and fistula formation can present more than two decades after using permanent material in pelvic reconstructive surgery. These complications should be included in the differential diagnosis of unexplained pelvic symptoms. ..
  44. Sarkar J, Plackett T, Gagliano R. Periappendiceal submucosal abscess presenting as a cecal mass. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011;12:321-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Periappendiceal submucosal abscess should be included in the differential diagnosis of masses found on colonoscopy. ..
  45. Sun X, Wu S, Xie T, Zhang J. Combing a novel device and negative pressure wound therapy for managing the wound around a colostomy in the open abdomen: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e9370 pubmed publisher
    ..Resection part of the injured small bowel, drainage of the intra-abdominal abscess, and fashioning of a colostomy were performed...
  46. Ibarrola Vidaurre M, Benito J, Azcona B, Zubeldía N. [Infectious pathology: vulvovaginitis, sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic inflammatory disease, tubo-ovarian abscesses]. An Sist Sanit Navar. 2009;32 Suppl 1:29-38 pubmed
    ..The importance of early diagnosis and suitable treatment is both due to the complications in its acute phase and to its sequels, which include chronic pain and sterility. ..
  47. Liu F, Zhang S, Ren W, Yang T, Lv Y, Ling T, et al. The fourth space surgery: endoscopic subserosal dissection for upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria layer. Surg Endosc. 2018;32:2575-2582 pubmed publisher
    ..No GI bleeding, peritonitis, abdominal abscess, and other adverse events were observed...
  48. Nanashima A, Abo T, Shibuya A, Tominaga T, Matsumoto A, Tou K, et al. Does the placement of a cystic duct tube after a hepatic resection help reduce the incidence of post-operative bile leak?. HPB (Oxford). 2013;15:517-22 pubmed publisher
    ..The usefulness of the C tube in preventing post-hepatectomy bile leak could not be confirmed; however, both bile leak requiring clinical management and long hospitalization after a major hepatectomy could be reduced with C tube use. ..
  49. Guzmán Valdivia G. Routine administration of antibiotics to patients suffering accidental gallbladder perforation during laparoscopic cholecystectomy is not necessary. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2008;18:547-50 pubmed publisher
  50. Eyssartier E, Harper L, Michel J, Riviere J, Vanderbecken S, De Napoli Cocci S. Rapidly growing mature retroperitoneal teratomas. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009;31:705-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We believe the possibility of rapid growth of these tumors implies that treatment should be conducted as soon as possible. ..
  51. Chappell C, Wiesenfeld H. Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of severe pelvic inflammatory disease and tuboovarian abscess. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2012;55:893-903 pubmed publisher
    ..The pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of severe pelvic inflammatory disease and TOA are summarized and reviewed from the most current literature. ..
  52. Sakran N, Ilivitzki A, Zeina A, Assalia A. Splenic abscess after sleeve gastrectomy: a report of two cases. Obes Facts. 2012;5:635-9 pubmed
    ..However, development of an abscess in the absence of leakage is extremely rare. We present herein two unusual case reports of splenic abscess in patients following LSG. ..
  53. Deryckère A, Cros C, Besombes G, Labalette P. [Endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis secondary to a renal abscess: a case report]. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2009;32:280-3 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper underscores the importance of etiological assessment in infectious panuveitis and the consequences on visual outcome. ..
  54. Glowka T, Webler M, Hirner A, Kalff J, Standop J. [Redo procedures in patients with pancreatic left resection]. Zentralbl Chir. 2010;135:139-42 pubmed publisher
    ..We have analysed the indications and outcome of revision surgery and interventional procedures subsequent to pancreatic left resection...
  55. Clancy C, Boland T, Deasy J, McNamara D, Burke J. A Meta-analysis of Percutaneous Drainage Versus Surgery as the Initial Treatment of Crohn's Disease-related Intra-abdominal Abscess. J Crohns Colitis. 2016;10:202-8 pubmed publisher
    Spontaneous intra-abdominal abscess formation is a common complication of Crohn's disease...
  56. Reuss S, Chaffin M, Cohen N. Extrapulmonary disorders associated with Rhodococcus equi infection in foals: 150 cases (1987-2007). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;235:855-63 pubmed publisher
  57. Albanopoulos K, Alevizos L, Linardoutsos D, Menenakos E, Stamou K, Vlachos K, et al. Routine abdominal drains after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a retrospective review of 353 patients. Obes Surg. 2011;21:687-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, they don't seem to eliminate the reoperation rates for these complications. Maybe patients with previous LAGB and intraperitoneal bleeding could benefit from placement of a drain that will remain for more than 5 days...
  58. Karagulle E, Turan H, Turk E, Kiyici H, Yildirim E, Moray G. Abdominal actinomycosis mimicking acute appendicitis. Can J Surg. 2008;51:E109-10 pubmed
  59. Chell K, Lipscomb G. Abdominal wall abscess presenting 35 years after insertion of an intrauterine contraceptive device. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115:458-9 pubmed publisher
    ..However, complications of insertion, such as uterine perforation, can lead to significant intraabdominal problems. We present a case of an abdominal wall abscess caused by an IUD 35 years after insertion...
  60. Correa Gallego C, Gonen M, Fischer M, Grant F, Kemeny N, Arslan Carlon V, et al. Perioperative complications influence recurrence and survival after resection of hepatic colorectal metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:2477-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Perioperative outcomes, such as blood loss, transfusions, and morbidity, have been linked to cancer-specific survival, but this is largely unsupported by prospective data...
  61. Kim N, Chung D, Lee W, Cho H. Intraabdominal abscess caused by actinomycosis in a patient with mesenteric fibromatosis of the small intestine: report of a case. Surg Today. 2012;42:1091-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This disrupted barrier led to the Actinomyces infection. To our knowledge, this is the first report of sporadic MF leading to the formation of an abscess cavity with rupture and actinomycosis...
  62. Le Pennec V, Hourna E, Schmutz G, Pelage J. Imaging in infections of the left iliac fossa. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2012;93:466-72 pubmed publisher
    ..It can also be used to guide percutaneous drainage or fine-needle aspiration for microbiology investigations...
  63. Herring A, Stone M, Nagdev A. Ultrasound-guided abdominal wall nerve blocks in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30:759-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Our objective was to explore the potential utility of these techniques to provide anesthesia for abdominal wall procedures in the emergency department (ED)...
  64. Doi A, Nakajo K, Kamiya T, Ohkusu K. Splenic abscess caused by Lactobacillus paracasei. J Infect Chemother. 2011;17:122-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We performed a literature review for this rare entity. Immunocompromised status of the patient, who had uncontrolled diabetes, could have contributed to the pathogenesis of this rare disease. ..
  65. Hoeppner J, Crnogorac V, Hopt U, Weiser H. The pig as an experimental model for colonic healing study of leakage and ischemia in colonic anastomosis. J Invest Surg. 2009;22:281-5 pubmed
    ..The object of this experimental study was to develop a model of anastomotic failure due to primary leakage and ischemia in porcine large bowel anastomosis...
  66. Dennett K, Tracy S, Fisher S, Charron G, Zurakowski D, Calvert C, et al. Treatment of perforated appendicitis in children: what is the cost?. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47:1177-84 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared direct hospital costs and indirect costs to the family associated with immediate appendectomy or initial nonoperative management for perforated appendicitis in children...
  67. Ko W, Hsueh P. Increasing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production and quinolone resistance among Gram-negative bacilli causing intra-abdominal infections in the Asia/Pacific region: data from the Smart Study 2002-2006. J Infect. 2009;59:95-103 pubmed publisher
    ..The Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) was intended to reveal the evolving profiles of antimicrobial resistance among Gram-negative pathogens causing intra-abdominal infections (IAIs)...
  68. Arellano R, Gervais D, Mueller P. CT-guided drainage of abdominal abscesses: hydrodissection to create access routes for percutaneous drainage. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196:189-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this article is to determine the clinical effectiveness of CT-guided injection of 0.9% saline solution into the retroperitoneal space to create access routes for imaging-guided percutaneous abscess drainage...
  69. Hussain M, Al Akeely M, Alam M, Al Abood F. Abdominal wall abscess following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: an unusual late complication of lost gallstones. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2010;20:763-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This late presentation is among the very few reports after LC. Risk factors for gallbladder perforation, various techniques to avoid spillage of stones, possible complications and their management is discussed...
  70. Bech Larsen S, Lalla M, Thorup J. The influence of age, duration of symptoms and duration of operation on outcome after appendicitis in children. Dan Med J. 2013;60:A4678 pubmed
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of any perioperative parameters on the outcome of treatment for appendicitis...
  71. Rud O, May M, Brookman May S, Mörsler J, Rotter M, Gilfrich C. [Abscess-forming retroperitoneal actinomycosis after urogynaecological surgery]. Urologe A. 2010;49:1283-6 pubmed publisher
    ..During the follow-up of 9 months there was no local or systemic recurrence. In the present case report, aetiology, clinical symptoms as well as diagnostic and therapeutic consequences are discussed...
  72. Trca S, Svab J. [Serious complications following simple appendectomy]. Rozhl Chir. 2008;87:413-6 pubmed
    ..The above may explain such treatment failures, occassionaly with even fatal outcomes. Such deaths are viewed on particularly negatively by the involved lay public...
  73. Chabok A, Tärnberg M, Smedh K, Pahlman L, Nilsson L, Lindberg C, et al. Prevalence of fecal carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients with acute surgical abdominal infections. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2010;45:1203-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The aims of the current study were to determine the fecal carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic treatment in surgical patients admitted to hospital due to acute intra-abdominal infections...
  74. Renna S, Mocciaro F, Perricone G, Orlando A, Virdone R, Speciale A, et al. Is splenectomy a treatment option for aseptic abscesses in patients with Crohn's disease?. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;21:1314-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We report a case of a young woman with splenic aseptic abscesses as complication of Crohn's disease. After steroid sparing and antibiotic failure the patient underwent successful splenectomy...