Ultrasound guided aspiration versus incision and drainage in the management of breast abscess

Authors

  • Prashanth C. Department of Surgery, Sri. Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Neetha V. Department of Surgery, Sri. Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Likhith Kumar R. Department of Surgery, Sri. Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Manohar T. M. Department of Surgery, Sri. Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20241308

Keywords:

Abscess, Drainage, Fistula, Ultrasound

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to compare the results of ultrasound guided aspiration and incision and drainage in the management of breast abscess.

Methods: This is a comparative study of between ultrasound guided aspiration and incision and drainage, consist of 50 patients with breast abscess who underwent both the treatment alternatively in our institution Sri. Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Begur during 2021 to 2023. 7th and 14th day following aspiration, patients should be assessed both clinically and by USG breast. Results were tabulated and analyzed.

Results: 4 patients developed complications following Incision and drainage. 3 milk fistula and wound gaping, 1 recurrence and 3 patients developed complications following USG guided aspiration All 3 cases were recurrence.

Conclusions: USG guided aspiration is simple, painless, day care procedure and effective alternative method of treatment to incision and drainage in properly selected patient and with timely support by sonologist with early postoperative recovery and good patient satisfaction.

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2024-05-18

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