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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

Transrectal drainage of pelvic collections: Experience of a single center

1 Hopital de la Conception, Gastroenterology Unit, Marseille, France
2 Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Du Vaudois, Endoscopic Unit, Lausanne, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Jean-Philippe Ratone
Hopital de la Conception Gastroenterology Unit, 147 Bd Baille, 13005, Marseille
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.180474

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Background and Objective: Pelvic abscesses are a well-known complication of intestinal diseases or abdominal surgery. We report our case series concerning transrectal drainage by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Methods: Between January 2010 and august 2014, seven patients received transrectal drainage by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) were selected and analyzed. Results: Two pigtails was positioned under fluoroscopic and EUS control. The success rate was 100% and complication rate was 0%. The median time of hospitalization was 10 days [range 4-25]. Conclusions: The technique appears to be safe and feasible in all etiologies. In our experience, we can considerate transrectal drainage by EUS like a first-line technique in experienced hands.

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