Pediatric Abscess And Fluid Drainage

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 1, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

January 12, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Image-guided abscess and fluid drainage is a mainstay of a pediatric interventional radiology practice, and is the treatment of choice for many conditions. Children's small size has both advantages and disadvantages, and may require/allow for alteration of procedural techniques. Complications may be similar, but specific problems may be seen with different prevalence.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Child

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Radiology services

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D000038 - Abscess, D018784 - Abdominal Abscess, D008100 - Liver Abscess, D016659 - Psoas Abscess


abscess, Fluid Drainage

Source Citation

Hogan MJ, Marshalleck FE, Sidhu MK, Connolly BL, Towbin RB, Saad WA, et al. Quality improvement guidelines for pediatric abscess and fluid drainage. J Vasc Interv Radiol [Internet]. 2012;23(11):1397–402. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2012.06.016