[Percutaneous drainage of pyogenic hepatic abscesses].

Abstract

Thirty-five patients with pyogenic hepatic abscesses who underwent percutaneous drainage techniques are analyzed in a study period that comprises six years (from 1986 to 1992). Of the 35 cases, 7 (20%) presented abscesses smaller than 5 cm and were drained by puncture aspiration only. All of them were cured. One or more pig-tail 8 F catheters were placed in… (More)

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