Evaluation of the Results of Conservative Management of Women with Tuboovarian Abscess; Single Tertiary Center Experience
Keywords:Tuboovarian abscess, Antibiotherapy, Conservative management
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate results of patients with conservative management of tuboovarian abscess (TOA).
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of women with TOA. Between January 2012 and February 2015, all women that hospitalized with diagnosis of TOA enrolled in this study. Cases were analyzed with respect to age, parity, medical conditions, history of intra-uterine device use, size of TOA, C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, white blood cell (WBC) count, CA-125 levels, antibiotic usage, hospitalization period.
RESULTS: Thirty-nine patients with TOA included in to this study. Mean age was 38.2 ± 11.5 years. Mean size of TOA was 5. 7 ± 2.1 cm. In comparison between patients with abscesses ≤ 6cm or >6cm, TOA size is not associated with important outcomes including duration of antibiotherapy and duration of hospitalization.
CONCLUSION: Women with TOAs should be admitted to the hospital and immediately started in parenteral antibiotics. Due to high levels of success with antibiotherapy, immediate surgical management should always be performed in cases of rupture.
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