Laparoscopic Drainage of Pyogenic Liver Abscesses

  title={Laparoscopic Drainage of Pyogenic Liver Abscesses},
  author={Weu Wang and Wei-Jei Lee and Po-Li Wei and Tai-Chi Chen and Ming-Te Huang},
  journal={Surgery Today},
To report our experience of performing laparoscopic drainage of liver abscesses in patients who failed to respond to conservative treatment. We retrospectively compared the results and complications of 18 patients who underwent laparoscopic liver abscess drainage with those of 5 patients who underwent open drainage between June 1999 and October 2002. The operation times were shorter and oral intake was recommenced earlier in the laparoscopic group, which also tended to have less blood loss and… CONTINUE READING

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