CT-guided placement of a drainage catheter within a pelvic abscess using a transsacral approach

Toshihiro Iguchi, Shinya Asami, Shinichiro Kubo, Hitoshi Kin, Kuniaki Katusi, Jun Sakurai, Takao Hiraki, Susumu Kanazawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)


A 66-year-old man underwent CT-guided drainage catheter placement within a pelvic abscess with a diameter of 46 mm. We performed the drainage by a transsacral approach because it was considered the safest and most feasible approach. An 8G bone marrow biopsy needle was used to penetrate the sacrum to create a path for subsequent drainage catheter insertion. After withdrawal of the biopsy needle, a 6 Fr catheter was advanced into the abscess cavity through the path using the Seldinger technique. Except for bearable pain, no procedure-related complications occurred. Twenty-nine days after the placement, the catheter was withdrawn safely and the abscess cavity had shrunk remarkably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1279
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007



  • Abscess
  • Drainage
  • Transsacral approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this