Successful ultrasound-guided drainage of an intra-abdominal collection in late pregnancy

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Pregnancy complicated by an intra-abdominal collection is uncommon and poses a challenge in the management. We present a case that illustrates successful treatment via ultrasound-guided drainage of a collection associated with a dermoid cyst in a 30 weeks pregnant patient presenting with fever and right-sided abdominal pain. Following treatment, the patient clinically improved rapidly. The drain was removed 3 days later and a repeat ultrasound scan showed no collection.

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