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Liver abscess

Liver abscess
Classification and external resources
Liver abscess on axial CT image: a hypodense lesion in the liver with peripherally enhancement.
ICD-10 K75.0
ICD-9 572.0
DiseasesDB 22094
MedlinePlus 000261
eMedicine med/1316
MeSH D008100

A liver abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver.[1] Common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread through the portal vein.[2]


  • Types 1
  • Causes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


There are three major forms of liver abscess, classified by etiology:


Major bacterial causes of liver abscess include the following:[3]

However, as noted above, many cases are polymicrobial.


  1. ^
  2. ^ MedlinePlus Encyclopedia Pyogenic liver abscess
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External links

  • Liver Abscess CT Images CTCases Liver Abscess CT Scan.

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