International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2021)

Comparative study of conventional incision and drainage with gauze packing versus incision and drainage with curettage and primary closure of breast abscess


Kartik Saxena, MK Maheshwari, Sandeep Kansal, Bhavya

Breast abscess is a common surgical condition [1]. It is a collection of pus that has accumulated within a tissue because of an inflammatory process in response to either infectious process or foreign material. The established principle of surgical management of abscess has been incision and free drainage; or treatment by secondary closure [17]. This modality of treatment has been challenged with the introduction of antibiotics. This prospective study was conducted over a period of 21 months in the Department of Surgery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Subharti Hospital, Patients in Group A were treated by incision and drainage with primary closure and a closed suction drain was placed and patients in Group B were treated by incision and drainage with gauze packing only, 60 patients, out of which maximum subjects were from the age group of 21-30 year. Most common causative organism was S. aureus reported among 36.67% of the subjects. Primary closure of breast abscesses is associated with less postoperative pain, decreased hospital stays, faster healing, lower recurrence rate, and more acceptable scar. Aim: To compare conventional incision and drainage with gauze packing versus incision and drainage with curettage and primary closure of drainage of breast abscess.
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