Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 346–348 | Cite as

Endoscopically drained abdominal abscess compressing the sigmoid

  • Dimitrios Polymeros
  • Athanasios D. SioulasEmail author
  • Zacharias Tsiamoulos
  • Christina Kontopoulou
  • Efthymia Giannitsioti
  • Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Case Report


Intra-abdominal abscesses (IAA) complicate numerous medical and surgical pathologic conditions. Accurate radiological diagnosis combined with percutaneous or surgical drainage and antibiotics is the current standard of care for IAA. We herein report a case of a 52-year-old woman with a 10-day history of fever and abdominal pain. An intra-abdominal abscess externally compressing the sigmoid was revealed and successfully drained during colonoscopy.


Abscess drainage Colonoscopy 


Disclosure of Interest

None declared



Supplementary material

Fig. S1

Endoscopic abscess drainage and subsequent lesion shrinkage (WMV 5162 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios Polymeros
    • 1
  • Athanasios D. Sioulas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zacharias Tsiamoulos
    • 1
  • Christina Kontopoulou
    • 2
  • Efthymia Giannitsioti
    • 3
  • Konstantinos Triantafyllou
    • 1
  1. 1.Hepatogastroenterology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine and Research UnitUniversity of Athens Medical School, Attikon University General HospitalHaidariGreece
  2. 2.2nd Department of RadiologyUniversity of Athens Medical School, Attikon University General HospitalHaidariGreece
  3. 3.4th Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Athens Medical School, Attikon University General HospitalHaidariGreece

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