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Liver abscess

Liver abscess - How to prevent?

Liver abscess - Treatments

It is important to seek treatment if you have a liver abscess. If left untreated, liver abscesses can be fatal. To treat a liver abscess, your doctor will usually have to drain the collection of pus in the liver, and put you on a course of antibiotics for several weeks. The choice of antibiotics will be guided by the results of microbiological cultures taken from both your blood and the pus collection in the liver. 

In most cases, drainage of the liver abscess can be performed under local anaesthetic by an interventional radiologist, who will insert a drain into the liver using CT or ultrasound guidance. However, more complicated cases may require surgery to drain the abscess adequately.

Liver abscess - Preparing for surgery

Liver abscess - Post-surgery care

Liver abscess - Other Information

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