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Retroperitoneal abscess. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7371478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 93-year-old female with a Streptococcus pneumoniae retroperitoneal abscess diagnosed by physical examination and abdominal ultrasonography is presented. Review of the literature reveals no previous cases of Streptococcus pneumoniae retroperitoneal abscess. Retroperitoneal abscess is a complication of common medical diseases. Delay in diagnosis contributes to a high mortality rate and surgical drainage is the primary mode of therapy. The new diagnostic techniques of ultrasonography, radionucleotide scanning with gallium-67 citrate or indium-111 chloride, and computerized tomography appear to provide a sensitive method for earlier diagnosis.
L F Harris; J E Sparks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-26     Completed Date:  1980-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*
Retroperitoneal Space*

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