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Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Severe Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Tuboovarian Abscess

CHAPPELL, CATHERINE A. MD; WIESENFELD, HAROLD C. MD, CM

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182714681
Severe Infections in Gynecology
Abstract

Severe pelvic inflammatory disease and tuboovarian abscesses (TOAs) are common pelvic infections requiring inpatient admission. There are few large randomized trials guiding appropriate clinical management of TOA, including antibiotic selection and timing of surgical management and drainage. The pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of severe pelvic inflammatory disease and TOA are summarized and reviewed from the most current literature.

Author Information

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

H.C.W. is currently receiving research funding from MethylGene Inc.; C.A.C. declares nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Harold C. Wiesenfeld, MD, CM, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. E-mail: hwiesenfeld@mail.magee.edu

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.