A rare case of caudate lobe liver abscess


  • Neetha V. Department of General Surgery, Rajarajeswari Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Rajesh B. M. Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Rajarajeswari Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Varsha S. Department of General Surgery, Rajarajeswari Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India




Pyogenic abscess, Caudate lobe


Indian subcontinent has high incidence of both amoebic and pyogenic liver abscess. Currently most of the liver abscesses are managed with interventional radiology based percutaneous drainage (either ultrasound or CT guided). Caudate lobe liver abscess is both a rare and at a peculiar location for such intervention as well as carries a high risk of rupture posing a great challenge for the surgeon in planning the appropriate management. In view of viscinity to vascular structures and viscera near liver hilum and difficult approach by laparoscopic technique, open surgical drainage seems to be a feasible option. 


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