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Chapter-21 Abscess Drainage

BOOK TITLE: A Practical Guide to Surgical Instruments, X-rays and Operative Interventions

Author
1. Agrawal Ajay Kumar
2. Agrawal Neelabh
3. Agrawal Sneha
ISBN
9789352703678
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14245_22
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Provincial Medical Services, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2. KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Department of Trauma Surgery, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3. Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
abscess, drainage of abscess, Hilton’s method, anesthesia, complications, abscess cavity, sinus formation.

Abstract

An abscess is a localized collection of pus which is associated with signs of inflammation. Hilton’s method is used to drain abscesses that are located in areas of major nerves such as neck, groin and axilla. It can be performed under general, regional or local anesthesia. Different types of abscess are neck abscess, axillary abscess, parotid abscess, breast abscess, acute paronychia and anorectal abscess. Various complications related to drainage of abscess are damage to vital structures, bleeding from abscess cavity and sinus formation. The incision for the drainage should be given on the most fluctuant part of the abscess so that spontaneous drainage of the pus can occur and prevent its accumulation in the abscess cavity.

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