Gas-forming liver abscess in a patient with multi-organ failure: Role of imaging and management

M. B. Kachare, N. S. Desai, V. K. Patki, V. K. Patki, J. A. Ricci, Y. H. Juan, S. S. Saboo

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Abstract

We present an unusual case of air-containing liver abscess demonstrated on plain film and ultrasonography with successful treatment utilizing ultrasound-guided drainage in a patient in septic shock. Although surgical drainage is often indicated, ultrasound-guided catheter drainage along with supportive antibiotic therapy can be a safe treatment alternative in critical patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gas-forming organisms
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Ultrasound-guided drainage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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