March 1984

Use of Intraoperative Ultrasonography to Localize a Hepatic Abscess

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Pediatric Surgery (Drs Glen and Noseworthy) and Radiology (Dr Babcock), Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; and Departments of Surgery (Drs Glen and Noseworthy), Radiology (Dr Babcock), and Pediatrics (Drs Noseworthy and Babcock), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1984;119(3):347-348. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390150077019

• Intraoperative real-time ultrasonography can be a valuable tool for a surgeon. In a patient with hepatic abscesses, intraoperative ultrasonography assisted in the localization of an abscess cavity situated deep in the parenchyma of an enlarged liver, allowing surgical drainage.

(Arch Surg 1984;119:347-348)