Role of surgery in management of liver abscess

  • Pravin Joshi


Introduction: Liver abscess is a common disease in developing world. Its treatment has evolved in last few years to become less and less invasive. Percutaneous liver drainage is a well established method and probably most widely accepted as well. However, large and multiloculated abscess containing thick pus may not be suitable to such methods. Methods: All patients who were operated for liver abscess were included in the study.Results: Total 8 patients were treated by surgical drainage, open or laparoscopic technique. Surgical drainage was effective way for abscesses not treable by need aspiration or percutaneous tube drain insertion with good outcome. Conclusion: In patients with multiloculated, large and thick pus containing pyogenic abscesses, surgical treatment either laparoscopic or open may be a better method of management.


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How to Cite
JOSHI, Pravin. Role of surgery in management of liver abscess. J Soc Surg Nep, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 2, p. 20-22, aug. 2017. ISSN 2392-4772. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2021.
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Abscess; Liver;Percutaneous drainage