Percutaneous drainage for post-traumatic hepatic abscess in children under ultrasound imaging

T. Taguchi, K. Ikeda, S. Yakabe, S. Kimura

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Abstract

Hepatic abscess is rare in children. A patient with a post-traumatic hepatic abscess was successfully treated by ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage. Although he underwent a drainage operation for the perihepatic abscesses, high fever continued. It was then considered that the traumatic hematoma had been infected and had become an abscess. Sonographically-guided percutaneous aspiration is useful for the definite diagnosis of hepatic abscess. Subsequent percutaneous drainage under ultrasound imaging is a safe and useful therapeutic method even in a poor-risk patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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