Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Clinical, Laboratory, and Management Profile in Patients of Liver Abscess from Northern India

Table 4

Management outcome: majority of patients were managed by needle aspiration. Surgical intervention was done in 8 patients, all for rupture, out of which 5 died.

Parameters Percentage (=n)

Abscess drainagePercutaneous needle aspiration79% (158)
Pigtail drainage17% (34)
Open surgical4% (8)

Change of antimicrobials required25% (50)

Mean duration ofHospitalisation8 ± 5.36 days
Treatment33 ± 42 days

Surgical intervention4% (8)

Mortality2.5% (5)

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