Comparative Study Of Medical Therapy Versus Medical Therapy With Aspiration Of Pus In Treatment Of Liver Abscess

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (176) Last page: (182)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
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Comparative Study Of Medical Therapy Versus Medical Therapy With  Aspiration Of Pus In Treatment Of Liver Abscess 
Ronak Modi1, Keyur Surati2*, Anuj S Shah3, Nitin Sonagara 4
1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3,42nd Year Resident, Dept. of General Surgery, AMC MET Medical  College, Ahmedabad
Corresponding author email id:
drkeyur25@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jul-2019

ABSTRACT

Liver abscesses, both amoebic and pyogenic, continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries. The advances in radiology like ultrasonography and CT scan since last 30 years including imaging and interventional techniques resulted in introduction of radiological guided aspiration and drainage of intra abdominal abscesses [1]. The most common mode of treatment of liver abscess is Medication. Many cases are refractory to medical therapy and secondary bacterial infection may complicate 20% of amoebic liver abscess. In such patients, aspiration and/or drainage have been the traditional mode of treatment.Operative drainage is associated with significant (10 to 47%) mortality and morbidity.

Keywords

abscesses, CT scan, Medication, mortality

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