Draining postoperative abdominal abscesses through a trocar

2010, Vol 1, No 5, pages 15–16
Draining postoperative abdominal abscesses through a trocar

Abdominal abscesses that develop as a result of surgery can cause deep space surgical site infection (SSI). These abscesses are usually drained by percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD), however the draining tube can become blocked by necrotic tissue and blood coagulates. Similarly, sump drainage requires a laparotomy for placement. This short report details how the authors developed a method of sump drainage using a 12mm trocar.

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