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Breast Abscesses Diagnosed in ED May Not Get Documented Follow-Up


Background: Inflammatory carcinoma can appear similar on ultrasound to mastitis and breast abscess. Clinical and/or imaging follow-up, usually in 7 to 14 days, is necessary when there is suspicion of infection. Objective: To report the management, outcomes, and follow-up of patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) after hours for suspected breast abscess. Design: Retrospective analysis. Methods: 185 patients who were seen in the ED after hours between 5 PM and 8 AM a more...
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