J Ultrasound 2020 Jun 2;23(2):175-181. Epub 2020 May 2.
Interventional Ultrasound Unit, Pineta Grande Hospital, SS Domitiana, KM 30,00, 81030, Castel Volturno, CE, Italy.
Purpose: To assess the role of intracavitary contrast-enhanced ultrasound (IC-CEUS) as a focused ultrasound (US) examination aimed at supporting a single physician in the management of interventional procedures for abdominal fluid collections/abscesses.
Methods: In 43 patients (27 M/16 F, median age 68 years, range 35-91), a single physician performed catheter drainage (42) or needle aspiration (3) for the following: 14 infected abdominal fluid collections, 11 non-infected abdominal fluid collections, 9 pyogenic liver abscesses, 8 gallbladder empyema, and 3 infected pancreatic fluid collections. IC-CEUS (0. Read More