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A liver abscess is defined as a mass filled with pus inside the liver. Abdominal conditions such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to hematogenous spread through the portal vein are common causes.

A liver abscess is defined as a mass filled with pus inside the liver. Abdominal conditions such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to hematogenous spread through the portal vein are common causes.

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Liver abscess symptoms and treatment

  1. 1. Signs & Treatment LIVER ABSCESS www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  2. 2. What is Liver Abscess? A liver abscess is a pocket of infected fluid (pus) that forms in the liver. It is caused by infection from germs such as bacteria, parasites, or fungus. It must be treated right away to prevent serious problems. www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  3. 3. Symptoms of Liver Abscess www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  4. 4. Chest pain Pain in the upper right abdomen Clay-colored stools Dark urine Unintentional weightloss Yellow skin www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  5. 5. Fever, chills, nightsweats Loss of appetite Nausea, vomiting Weakness Right shoulder pain www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  6. 6. Treatments www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  7. 7. Oral Medications An abscess is first treated with antibiotic or antifungal medicine. You will need to take medicine for a few weeks. www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  8. 8. Draining the Abscess Surgical treatment of liver abscess is necessary in many cases to drain the abscess with a needle or small tube inserted through the abdomen. www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  9. 9. Best Treatment for Liver Abscess www.thegastrosurgeon.com
  10. 10. Mailing Address Dr Patta Radhakrishna SIMS Hospital - Vadapalani, Chennai (Next to Vadapalani Metro Station) No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai (100 Feet Road), Vadapalani Chennai – 600 026, Tamilnadu, India www.thegastrosurgeon.com

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