Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abdominal Abscess Treatment

In most cases, an abdominal abscess is treated with antibiotics and drainage of the pus that forms in the abscess. Most of the time, the abscess is drained with a catheter, which is placed through the skin, and then guided to the abscess using CT scan. The catheter is removed and the abscess usually resolves in 1 to 4 weeks. In some cases, a surgeon must make an incision in the abdomen to drain the abscess.

Treatment options for an abdominal abscess includes:

Abdominal Abscess Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an abdominal abscess:

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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