Roentgenographic Evaluation of Experimental Intraperitoneal Abscess

Maximo Deysine, MD; Daniel Alonso, MD; Richard Robinson; Frank J. Veith, MD
Arch Surg. 1967;95(2):220-223. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1967.01330140058013.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

DIAGNOSIS of intraperitoneal abscesses remains difficult. Almost any intra-abdominal procedure may result postoperatively in these circumscribed collections of pus. Delay in their diagnosis and surgical therapy contributes significantly to their morbidity and mortality.1 To study new early diagnostic techniques, it is necessary to have a standardized experimental model of localized intraperitoneal sepsis which can be evaluated periodically without laparotomy.

This paper describes a method for producing standardized intraperitoneal abscess in the rat. The incorporation of barium sulfate in the inducing material allows for radiological visualization of the development and evolution of the abscess wall.

Methods  All studies were done on male Sprague Dawley rats weighing 350 to 450 gm, fed regular chow and water, ad lib. On the morning of the experiment, 50 gm of fresh rat feces were mixed with 10 gm of barium sulfate powder and 10 ml of isotonic saline. This material was homogenized and


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.