Endoscopically drained abdominal abscess compressing the sigmoid.
Intra-abdominal abscesses (IAA) complicate numerous medical and surgical pathologic conditions. Accurate radiological diagnosis combined with percutaneous or surgical drainage and antibiotics is the current standard of care for IAA. We herein report a case of a 52-year-old woman with a 10-day history of fever and abdominal pain. An intra-abdominal abscess externally compressing the sigmoid was revealed and successfully drained during colonoscopy.
Hepatogastroenterology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine and Research Unit, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 12462 Haidari, Greece.
SourceIndian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 31:6 2012 Dec pg 346-8
Pub Type(s)Journal Article