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Needle aspiration for suppurative cervical lymphadenitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12365308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a 10-year prospective study, we used needle aspiration as the treatment of suppurative cervical lymphadenitis that required drainage procedure in 35 consecutive children aged 4 months to 13 years (mean 2.2 years). Twenty-seven patients underwent 1 puncture, 7 patients had 2 punctures, and 1 had 3 punctures. There were no major complications. Patients were followed up for 2-6 months. None required an open drainage of the cervical abscess. There was complete regression of the nodes in all patients within 21 days, with no relapse or scar formation. Needle aspiration seems to be an effective and safe treatment of suppurative cervical lymphadenitis that may avoid open drainage.
Authors:
Francis Serour; Arkadi Gorenstein; Eli Somekh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-07     Completed Date:  2003-02-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, E. Wolfson Medical Center, P.O. Box 5, Holon 58100, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Drainage / instrumentation*
Female
Humans
Infant
Lymphadenitis / microbiology,  therapy*
Male
Neck / microbiology*
Needles*
Prospective Studies
Staphylococcal Infections / therapy
Streptococcal Infections / therapy
Suppuration / microbiology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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