Pyogenic liver abscess: Is drainage always possible?

Antonio Sommariva, Pietro Maria Donisi, Giovanni Leoni, Stefano Ardit, Marco Renier, Barbara Gnocato, Carlo Tremolada

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The treatment of pyogenic liver abscess generally involves antibiotic therapy and radiological percutaneous drainage or aspiration. Surgical drainage is rarely advisable. We report a case of multiloculated liver abscess that was not suitable for either percutaneous drainage or open surgical drainage. The only successful approach was a left hepatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-436
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Drainage
  • Liver abscess
  • Pyogenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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