Hepatic abscess. Changes in etiology, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Hepatic abscess. Changes in etiology, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Gene D. Branum and G S Tyson and M A Branum and William C. Meyers},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={212 6},
Most recent reviews of pyogenic hepatic abscess emphasize percutaneous versus open surgical management and devote little time to studying the etiology or the clinical condition of the patient. In this study a detailed review was performed with a computerized analysis of multiple clinical parameters in 73 patients treated for pyogenic hepatic abscess during a 17-year period. The mean age of the patients was 55 years and 38 of them (52%) were male. The mortality rate was comparable for solitary… CONTINUE READING

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