Management of hepatic abscesses

An ultrasound-guided aspiration to obtain pus for culture is useful for identifying the responsible organism.
Aspiration combined with antibiotic therapy is usually highly successful for smaller abscesses and ultrasound is used to monitor the resolution of the
abscesses in the liver.
Ultrasound-guided drainage is used for large lesions, and surgical removal is rarely required.
Further radiology may be indicated to establish the underlying cause and extent, for example barium enema or CT, particularly if amoebic infection
is suspected.

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