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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 417-419

Fibrinolytics in loculated abscess cavities - A report of two cases

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Military Hospital, (Cardiothoracic Centre), AFMC, Pune, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, INHS Asvini Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.184876

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The efficacy of fibrinolytic therapy in two loculated abscesses is being reported. First case had a postoperative mediastinal abscess in left paraspinal location and the second case had two bilateral tubercular psoas abscesses. Both cases were managed with pig tail catheter drainage of abcesses and fibrinolytic therapy with instillation of urokinase followed by aspiration. Both cases had significant drainage, clinical and radiological resolution. There were no adverse effects in either case.

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