Navigation Links
Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery
Date:4/23/2009

Image guided drainage of tubo ovarian abscesses help women avoid surgery, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAs) are an infected collection of pus, involving a patient's fallopian tube(s) or ovaries. They can occur in patients with complicated cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, appendicitis or diverticulitis.

The study included 54 TOAs in 46 patients. Results showed that "image guided TOA drainage avoided salpinto-oophorectomy (the surgical removal of a patient's ovary and fallopian tube) in 95% (20/21) of pelvic inflammatory disease cases and in 72% (39/54) of cases overall," according to Robin Levenson, MD, lead author of the study.

"Image guided drainage should be considered as an alternative to salpino-oopherectomy for the treatment of TOAs. Successful treatment of the patient's TOA(s) and avoidance of surgery are important benefits of image guided TOA drainage," said Dr. Levenson. "Additionally, salvation of a patient's ovaries and fallopian tubes may preserve fertility as well as the endogenous hormones produced by the ovary," she said.

"The procedure is quite safe. The complication rate in our series of image guided drainage of TOAs has been extremely low. Only two out of 46 (4%) patients had minor complications. No major complications occurred," said Dr. Levenson.

"Awareness of the success of image-guided drainage in the treatment of TOAs will hopefully lead to fewer women requiring surgery and the resulting loss of their ovaries and fallopian tubes," she said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System Treat Ovarian, Prostate, Lung, and Other Forms of Cancer Using Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Image-Guided Radiosurgery
2. Nucletron and Advanced Radiation Therapy (ART) Jointly Announce a Global, Strategic Partnership to Offer AccuBoost(R) for Image-Guided Breast Irradiation
3. Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB to Showcase Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Non-Invasive Image-Guided Radiosurgery
4. Sweden to Receive Scandinavia's First TomoTherapy System : Lund University Hospital to Offer Swedish Cancer Patients the Most Advanced Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments
5. Varian Image-Guided Treatment Machines Selected for Major New Hospital on South Coast of England
6. IAEA conference to focus on new techniques in cancer treatment
7. PercSys Introduces Accordion CoAx(TM) Stone Control Device for Facilitating Percutaneous Kidney Stone Treatments
8. PDAs, more education help doctors follow cholesterol treatment guidelines
9. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Provide New Hope for Breast Cancer Treatment
10. Publication in peer-reviewed journal highlights RESPeRATE as effective hypertension treatment
11. Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... After enjoying record-breaking attendance at its last ... 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at the Westin ... is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to Accelerate the Dialogue." 2016 ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading ... has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE ... Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up with Upstage Lung ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Launching ... innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of multichannel growth and ... the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides greater operational capacity, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has created a new line of ... during bed rest and provide the benefits of graduated compression when transitioning from ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... financial planning services from offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing the launch ... Shelter in Birmingham. , The number of homeless women and children in Birmingham ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Bodycad announced it has been ... accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via ... bone orthopaedic applications. These patents are critical to ... restorations based on each patient,s distinct anatomy. ... harnesses the world,s first suite of orthopaedic CAD/CAM ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... DANVILLE, Pa. , Dec. 8, 2016  A ... physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to ... actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including ... Davis , M.D., and Zankhana Mehta , M.D., ... current research on chronic opioid therapy. The study was ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , December 8, 2016 Information products and ... metrics in Scopus , the world,s largest abstract and ... to comprehensive metrics for journals from over 5,000 publishers. The new ... journals to subscribe to and when to adjust a journal,s editorial ... , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: