Percutaneous transhepatic alcoholization: A new therapeutic strategy in children with chronic granulomatous disease and liver abscess

Daniele Alberti, Alessandro Borsellino, Chiara Locatelli, Roberto Nani, Maurizio Cheli, Giuliano Torre, Luigi Notarangelo, Giuseppe Locatelli

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Abstract

Children affected with chronic granulomatous disease develop severe infections, which frequently evolve to abscess. In most instances the liver is involved. We report a case of liver abscess successfully treated by percutaneous transhepatic alcoholization after antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage had failed. This procedure avoided the need for hepatic resection, which is associated with high morbidity in such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1083
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume21
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

Keywords

  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Liver abscess
  • Percutaneous transhepatic alcoholization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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