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Ultrasound in Subphrenic Abscess

  • Patricia Stevenson
  • Srini Malini

Abstract

The diagnosis of subphrenic abscesses is a difficult clinical problem. Even after an abdominal abscess is suspected following the development of nost operative fever, localization of the abscess may be a dilemma. Conventional techniques such as fluoroscopy of the diaphragm, barium studies and radionuclide imaging have been useful but more specific methods are desirable in the detection of subphrenic abscesses.

Keywords

Abdominal Abscess Fluid Loculation False Negative Diagnosis Subphrenic Abscess Nasogastric Intubation 
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Copyright information

© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Stevenson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Srini Malini
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Ultrasound, Department of RadiologyBen Taub General HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Texas Medical CenterBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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