Pyogenic hepatic abscesses have been recognized since the time of Hippocrates, but an understanding of their etiology, bacteriology, diagnosis and treatment is an event of the twentieth century. Fortunately mortality rate has declined due to improvements in diagnosis, intensive care, medical and surgical management. In particular, the use of CT and ultrasound scanning has reduced the incidence of unrecognized and therefore untreated liver abscesses. Considering nine patients operated on for liver abscess, the Authors affirm that laparotomic surgical drainage is still the most effective therapy in the majority of cases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pyogenic liver abscess: a caseload contribution|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1994|
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