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In the left anterior abdomen just beneath the anterior abdominal

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In the left anterior abdomen just beneath the anterior abdominal wall- there is fluid filled lesion of 6.38x 3.09cm abutting with left lobe of the liver, Possible abscess collection. What are the complications of surgery and after symptoms. Are there any other treatments than surgery? Thank you for your help. : )
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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sounds like a good size abscess

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some abscess can be drained by a catheter by an interventional radiologist.

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without surgery.

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these are less invasive techniques than surgery.

Customer:

what are the symtoms after surgery.

Customer:

some abscess can be drained by a catheter by an interventional radiologist.- what are its symptoms after this treatment. What are the complications of surgery and after symptoms. Are there any other treatments than surgery? Thank you for your help. : )

Customer:

Please can you tell me more about it???

Dr. David :

surgery can cut out the abscess

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and antibiotics will still be needed before during and after surgery.

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there are other treatments besides surgery.

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an interventional radiologist can drain the abscess through a catheter through the skin.

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antibiotics through the vein are still needed for this as well.

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hopefully with both treatments, the goals would be the abscess is completely gone.

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surgery would have the advantage of being able to see within the abdomen and see if there there are other areas of infection inside of the abdomen.

Customer:

can you pls tell me more about an interventional radiologist can drain the abscess through a catheter through the skin.

Dr. David :

that is a special radiologist who performs procedures with the help of a CT scanner

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your doctor will have to refer you to this radiologist.

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they sometimes work in hospitals or large university centers

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they are called interventional radiologist.

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and they can put in catheters and drains into the body with a help of a CT scanner.

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to help drain the abscess through a catheter tube through the skin without surgery possibly.

Customer:

are there any side effects after both these procedures?

Dr. David :

with surgery there is a longer healing time.

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and there can be soreness around the area of the surgery.

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and with any sort of abdominal surgery, this can increase scar tissue inside of the abdomen.

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there is less scar tissue and less healing time for a percutantious (through the skin ) catheter drainage of the abscess.

Customer:

what are the side effects of the catheter

Dr. David :

mild discomfort.

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inconvenience of the catheter draining through the skin.

Customer:

thank you so much, ure a star person!!! will leave good feedback

Dr. David :

thanks

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let me know if you have other questions.

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let me know how the abscess goes and gets treated

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