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Breast Abscess

Abscesses (boils) are infections that are inflamed and contain pus. A breast abscess is a collection of pus in the breast tissue. Incision and drainage is a procedure performed to clear large, growing and painful abscesses of pus. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Your doctor makes a small incision and drains the pus using a needle and syringe. The needle may be guided by ultrasound. Your doctor may pack the wound with gauze and cover it with a dressing to prevent recurrence of the abscess.

As with any procedure, abscess may involve certain risks and complications such as infection and bruising.

Conditions and Management

For information about Breast cancer or other related breast issues click on the links below:

Investigative Procedures

Useful Links

  • Jessie McPherson Private Hospital
  • MonashHealth
  • St John of God Health Care
  • Monash University
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Valley Private Hospital
  • West Gippsland Healthcare Group