Abscess Drainage

Abscess Drainage

What is Abscess Drainage?

Abscess Drainage is the treatment performed by placing an external catheter into the abscess without the need for surgical operation.

It is possible to apply aspiration-irrigation or catheter drainage for kidney cysts, abscesses formed in the abdomen and pleura.

Usually, inflammations in the body are treated with antibiotics. For the treatment of inflammatory deposits such as abscesses, drainage should be applied in addition to antibiotic therapy. This procedure can be implemented surgically. A less risky and easily applicable method for the patient, percutaneous abscess drainage,  is more appropriate.

After the entry site is sterilized, it is covered with a sterile drape. A local anaesthetic substance is injected into the entry site, which eliminates the sensation of pain. Under the guidance of ultrasonography, computed tomography and fluoroscopy methods, the abscess cavity is entered with a needle. A wire is inserted through the needle, the needle is removed. A drainage catheter is placed over the wire. The abscess is emptied, and/or the drain catheter is connected to a bag so that the drainage is filled into the bag. The average duration of the procedure is half an hour.