Pyogenic liver abscesses: another look at medical management.

@article{McCorkell1985PyogenicLA,
  title={Pyogenic liver abscesses: another look at medical management.},
  author={Scott J. McCorkell and N L Niles},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1985},
  volume={1 8432},
  pages={803-6}
}
14 patients with 17 pyogenic liver abscesses were treated initially by non-surgical means. 3 patients received intravenous antibiotics alone, and 11 had intravenous antibiotics plus percutaneous aspiration. Non-surgical management alone was successful in only 1 patient. Among the 13 others 2 are well after percutaneous catheter insertion and 5 are well after surgical drainage. 6 patients died despite medical and surgical therapy. After large-needle aspiration 2 patients died and 3 had serious… CONTINUE READING