Surgicel mimicking abscess
Post right hemicolectomy. Unwell ?leak ?collection
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In the left flank there is an extensive area of mixed fluid and gas density extending over approximately 18 cm in a craniocaudal direction.
Following discussion with the clinical team and review of the operation note it was determined that Surgicel material was left in place below the spleen which accounts for this appearance rather than a faeculent collection.
Surgicel material should not be misinterpreted as a collection. If Surgicel is suspected then correlation with operative technique should be advised.
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