A comparative study between USG guided aspiration and incision and drainage of breast abscess
Author(s): Dr. Pradip Kasabe and Dr. Abhishek Shetty
Introduction: Breast abscess is a major cause of morbidity in developing countries especially among lactating mothers. It is the most common benign breast problem in pregnancy and puerperium. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of USG guided aspiration and compare its outcomes with the traditional incision and drainage.
Materials and Methods: The study involved 60 consenting female patients with a diagnosis of breast abscess who were divided randomly into two groups of aspiration and incision and drainage.
Results: USG guided aspiration is a minimally invasive technique for the management of breast abscess and has better outcomes in terms of post operative complications, hospital stay and healing time and resumption of lactation. It is the preferred modality in the management of breast abscess.