A Study of Management of Hepatic Abscess by Percutaneous Catheter Drainage

  • B S Garhwal Principal Specialist (MS General Surgery), S. K. Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan, India.
  • Jyoti Garhwal Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, S. P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
  • Kapil Dev Chahar Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, S. P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Pooja Garhwal Medical Officer, CHC, Piprali, Sikar, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: Hepatic Abscess, Catheter Drainage, Conservative Treatment.


Background: Aim and Objectives: To distinguish the efficacy of percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) approaches in the management of hepatic abscess.
Methods: In this study, 60 cases of liver abscess were taken with age group between 25-60 years. Study was done in surgery department of government hospital Sikar from October 2014 to September 2016. All cases were registered satisfied the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria. Group A was given conservative treatment and Group B was given percutaneous catheter drainage. Results were analyzed statistically.

Results: ‘it was revealed in this study that mostly males were there, 55 out of 60 cases. The most frequent complaint was abdominal pain and tenderness in right hypochondrium in 85% of the cases. The average hospital stay for patients in group B was 5 days as compared to 7 days in group A. Pain relieved in just 4 days in group B as compared to group A, it was 6 days.

Conclusions: Percutaneous catheter drainage is a successful option of treatment in hepatic abscess as compared to conservative management.


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Garhwal BS, Garhwal J, Chahar KD, Garhwal P. A Study of Management of Hepatic Abscess by Percutaneous Catheter Drainage. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2019Sep.30 [cited 2021Apr.16];5(3):1-. Available from: https://www.iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/484