Mastitis and Breast Abscess Pathway (Guidelines)


North Highland Mastitis and Breast Abscess Management Pathway


Abbreviation Meaning
IUR Inter-unit referral
I&D Incision and drainage
IV Intravenous
GA General anaesthetic
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 
OP Outpatient
PO Oral
PVL Panton–Valentine leukocidin 
USS Ultrasound
21G 21 gauge

Last reviewed: 30/11/2020

Next review date: 30/11/2023

Author(s): Cancer Services Directorate .

Version: 1

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Mr Ian Daltrey, Consultant Breast Surgeon, B Tanner, J Pollard.

Document Id: TAM456