Management of pyogenic liver abscesses - percutaneous or open drainage?

  title={Management of pyogenic liver abscesses - percutaneous or open drainage?},
  author={Y F A Chung and Yu Meng Tan and Hock Foong Lui and Kiang Hiong Tay and Richard Hoau Gong Lo and Asok Kurup and Ban Hock Tan},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1158-65; quiz 1165}
This pictorial essay aims to review the literature on the management of pyogenic liver abscess, focusing on the choice of drainage. Articles on the treatment of pyogenic liver abscess, accessed through a MEDLINE search using PubMed, were reviewed. A case series of the authors' experience with clinicopathological correlation is presented to highlight the indication and outcome of each modality of drainage. Intravenous antibiotic is the first line, and mainstay, of treatment. Drainage is… CONTINUE READING

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