Minimally invasive treatment of liver abscess is safe, effective in most patients
01 Nov 2014
Intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics and image-guided percutaneous needle aspiration (PNA) or percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is the current management of liver abscess (LA). This study assessed the efficacy of percutaneous treatment for patients with LA. The retrospective analysis was conducted on LA patients treated with percutaneous management, wherein all patients received antibiotic therapy. Results showed that 87.1 percent of the patients had successful LA management using the percutaneous treatment. The efficacy and safety of percutaneous management is therefore evaluated in this study. However, a minimum number of patients with LA still requires surgical drainage.