pelvic abscess

A pelvic abscess refers to a walled-off collection of pus in the pelvis.

Pathology 

Etiology

Some of the causes include:

Clinical presentation

Presenting complaints are varied and include pelvic or low back pain accompanied by fever and leukocytosis.

Treatment and prognosis

Percutaneous abscess drainage which is the standard treatment for abdominal and pelvic abscesses in the absence of an acute surgical abdomen. Broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is given concurrently.