Percutaneous management of intrapulmonary air and fluid collections.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The radiologist's role in the management of intrapulmonary air and fluid collections is becoming more important. Improvements in percutaneous interventional techniques now allow the radiologist to offer patients an alternative treatment option with less morbidity and mortality than surgical resection. The use of CT allows optimal catheter placement and enables safe and effective percutaneous evacuation of intrapulmonary collections. In summary, image-guided percutaneous catheter drainage should (1) be the initial procedure performed to diagnose and treat lung abscesses not responding to conservative therapy; and (2) because of its effectiveness and safety, be considered as a treatment option in the management of symptomatic patients with intrapulmonary mycetomas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erasmus, JJ; McAdams, HP; Rossi, S; Kelley, MJ

Published Date

  • March 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 393

PubMed ID

  • 10765396

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0033-8389(05)70169-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States