Incision and Drainage - Curbside Incision and Drainage - Curbside
Incision and Drainage
Editors: Dan Imler, MD
Inclusion Criteria  (Any one criteria present)
  • Skin abscess
Exclusion Criteria
  • Toxic appearance
  • Mycotic abscesses
  • Recurrent or extremely large abscess that would require the operating room
  • Complex medical problems related to drainage or sedation
  • Complex anatomical location (Breast abscess, perirectal abscess, Hand abscess, neck abscess likely involving a congenital cyst (thyroglossal, brachial, etc.), abscess in central triangle of face, other complex area (near vital artery, vein or other structure))
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