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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

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer name(s): General Surgery/Lead Trainee (Surgical Directorate).

Document Id: TAM456