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15. The Outcomes of Liver Abscess, in A Tertiary Care Unit

Sajid Hussain1, Junaid Cheema2 and Fatima Zulfiqar2

ABSTRACT

Objective: To study aims at the early clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and to establish guidelines in view of conservative or either intervention.

Study Design: Longitudinal study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Surgical Department of Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot from Jan 2017 to Jan 2020.

Materials and Methods: A total of 200 patients visited the OPD; only 40 were willing to be hospitalized from Jan 2017 to Jan 2020. Patients more than 20 years. Suspicion of liver abscess on the basis of clinical and diagnostic confirmation.

Results: A total of 40 cases were studied, with the mean age of 44years; all patients male and female studied for their presentations(pain.fever,vomiting,chills,jaundice,diarrhea,tenderness,enlarged liver, management conservatively or surgically, The collected data was analyzed through SPSS 20.

Conclusion: Males affected more than female, ultrasound is the best imaging technique and aspiration found to be best in interventional technique.

Key Words: Enlargedliver,conservative,aspiration,pig tail,mortality.

Citation of article: Hussain S, Cheema J, Zulfiqar F. The Outcomes of Liver Abscess, in A Tertiary Care Unit. Med Forum 2020;31(5):62-65.