Authors present 5 cases of liver abscess treated with US or CT guided percutaneous puncture and/or drainage performed in cooperation of the 2nd Surgical Department and the Radiological Department of the University of Debrecen. They analyse the indications and results of this method. They also include the results of twelve liver abscesses treated surgically. For one or a small number of liver abscesses (Bigger than 5 cm) they prefer percutaneous drainage combined with systematic antibiotic treatment if the condition is not complicated by other surgical diseases, and if the abscesses are accessible for radiological intervention. All patients recovered without recurrence during a one-year follow-up period. The main advantages of this method are smaller trauma and fewer complications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2000|
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