Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous CT-Guided Drainage in the Management of Abdominopelvic Abscess

Makhtoom Shahnazi 1 , * , Alireza Khatami 2 , Abbas Jamzad 3 and Shomal Shohitavi 4
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1 Department of Radiology, Loghman-e Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Radiology, Mofid Children's Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Radiology, Imam Hosein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Radiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: August 01, 2014, 11 (3); e20876
  • Published Online: August 10, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 13, 2011
  • Revised: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.20876

To Cite: Shahnazi M, Khatami A, Jamzad A, Shohitavi S. Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous CT-Guided Drainage in the Management of Abdominopelvic Abscess, Iran J Radiol. 2014 ; 11(3):e20876. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.20876.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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