SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Antibiotic therapy remains the mainstay for the treatment of lung abscess, however the optimal duration of remains unknown; and has been variably reported as ranging from 6-8 weeks. Radiographic resolution has been suggested as a valid endpoint for the termination of antibiotic therapy, however there are no studies reporting the time and determinants of radiographic resolution using high resolution CT scans. We present a case series of 56 patients with lung abscess seen at our institution, reporting on patient characteristics, radiographic findings as well as time to complete radiographic resolution.