Table 7: A PLA literature review.

SeriesCountryYearAgeMale patients %Number of patientsFever %Abdominal pain %Unique PLA %Right lobe %Gas %Mortality %

Farges (1)France19985147467555??24
Branum (2)USA19905352737880597019
Stain (3)USA1991475954451457592
Mischinger (4)Austria19945165468054687417
Chou (5)Taiwan19955658424925570652016
Huang (6)USA199655571536789526331
Chu (7)Hong Kong19966057837053?6918
Chou (13)Taiwan19975558483928269662015
Yeh (8)Taiwan1998565552935394?1021
Lee (9)Taiwan20015362133926973716
Alvarez (10)Spain200160621339040877314
Tan (11)Singapore2005605880??76?4
Ferraioli (12)Italy20056161148????0