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Percutaneous Versus Open Surgical Drainage: Surgeon’s Perspective PDF Print E-mail
Written by PACSMule Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:00
We read with great interest the report of open surgical drainage (SD) and image-guided percutaneous drainage (PD) trends by Levin et al [1]. Querying the Medicare Part B Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files from 2001 to 2013, they found an increase in the proportion of intraabdominal abscess managed by PD compared with SD (63% and 37%, respectively, in 2001 vs 82% and 18% in 2013), along with a 57% increase in abscesses treated by either approach from 2001 to 2013.

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