Draining an abscess post-mastectomy

How to drain an abscess post-mastectomy

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Fluctuant area as outlined with pus coming out from an opening on the wound.

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Needle aspiration of pus.

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See pus coming from the opening on the wound.

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After near-complete drainage of abscess

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Placing two simple interrupted stitches on the 2 ends of the opening on the wound to prevent the wound from dehiscing further (as continuous subcutaneous-subcuticular stitch as used) but not closing the opening (to allow continuous drainage of remaining abscess).

ROJ@17jan29

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