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Diagnosis and treatment of liver abscesses

Krasimir Ivanov, Valentin Ignatov, Nikola Kolev, Anton Tonev, D. Hristov, S. Konsulova, Boyan Balev, Rossen Madjov

Abstract

Pyogenic abscesses are rare and difficult problem for modern surgery because of the high mortality rate. After the 70s of the last century the introduction of new image methods as ultrasound diagnostics, percutaneous and direct cholangiography and biliary drainage, guided aspiration, and percutaneous drainage of the abscess cavity dramatically changed both the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. The routine diagnostic methods are ultrasound and CT scan. Percutaneous aspiration and drainage under ultrasound or CT control is applied as first-line treatment of hepatic abscesses.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2008; 40(2): 137-139.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v40i2.527

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Krasimir Ivanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Valentin Ignatov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Nikola Kolev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Anton Tonev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

D. Hristov
St. Marina University Hospital of Varna
Bulgaria

S. Konsulova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Boyan Balev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Radiology

Rossen Madjov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

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