Uncomplicated amebic liver abscess: prospective evaluation of percutaneous therapeutic aspiration.

@article{Allan1992UncomplicatedAL,
  title={Uncomplicated amebic liver abscess: prospective evaluation of percutaneous therapeutic aspiration.},
  author={Richard J Van Allan and Michael D. Katz and Michael Brandon Johnson and L Laine and Y H Liu and Philip W. Ralls},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={827-30}
}
The performance of therapeutic aspiration in the treatment of amebic liver abscess, advocated and practiced in many centers, is controversial. Previously, this practice has been evaluated in retrospective analyses. To test the potential benefit of therapeutic aspiration, the authors undertook a prospective randomized trial in 57 patients admitted for suspected amebic liver abscess during a 15-month period. Sixteen patients were excluded from the trial. The remaining 41 patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING

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