1) Department Of General Surgery, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Senegal.
2) DJoliot Curie Institute, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Senegal.
3) Department Of Radiology, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Senegal.
Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 16.05.16 Accepted: 16.06.16
Retroperitoneal abscess is a serious complication of diverticular disease. Its management involves several options, ranging from conservative management to surgery. Elective colectomy is most often thought to be mandatory after a percutaneous drainage given the high rate of recidive. However, in patients with high risk for surgery, percutaneous drainage is often the main therapeutic alternative. We report a case of a 80-year-old woman, who was diagnosed to have a retroperitoneal abscess complicating a sigmoid diverticulitis. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage allowed to drain 1500cc of pus and gas. The cytobacteriological examination was positive for: Streptococcus spp and Alkalescens dispar. The therapeutic outcomes were uneventful and despite we did not realize a colectomy because the patient was at high risk for surgery, there was no recidive after a 2-year-follow-up period. Percutaneous drainage can be a therapeutic alternative in patients with high risk for surgery in diverticular abscess of big size.
Keywords: Diverticular abscess, percutaneous drainage, sigmoid diverticulitis, Hinchey II
How to Cite this Article
Gueye, M., Thiam, J., Niasse, A., Thiam, O., Deme, H., Seck, M., Toure, A. and Toure, C. (2017). PERCUTANEOUS DRAINAGE : AN EFFECTIVE AND LESS AGRESSIVE APPROACH FOR COMPLICATED DIVERTICULAR ABSCESS. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, [online] 3(4). Available at: http://10.5455/ijsm.diverticular-abscess [Accessed 18 Mar. 2017].
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