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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yamuna Kondapally, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

CT scan findings of amoebic liver abscess include shape of abscess, varying sizes ranging from 4 cm to 12 cm, well defined lesion with attenuation values indicating the presence of complex fluid, wall enhancement, peripheral zone of edema with wall thickness around 3-15 mm, the central abscess cavity with septations and/or fluid-debris levels, and gas in the abscess if associated with hepatobronchial fistula or a hepatocolic fistula.[1][2]

CT

CT scan findings of amoebic liver abscess include:[1][2]

  • Shape of abscess (mostly round in shape)
  • Vary in size ranging from 4 cm to 12 cm.
  • Well defined lesion with attenuation values indicating the presence of complex fluid
  • Wall enhancement
  • Peripheral zone of edema with wall thickness around 3-15mm
  • The central abscess cavity with septations and/or fluid-debris levels
  • Gas in the abscess if associated with hepatobronchial fistula or a hepatocolic fistula

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://radiopaedia.org/articles/amoebic-hepatic-abscess Accessed on February 7, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ximénez C, Morán P, Rojas L, Valadez A, Gómez A, Ramiro M; et al. (2011). "Novelties on amoebiasis: a neglected tropical disease". J Glob Infect Dis. 3 (2): 166–74. doi:10.4103/0974-777X.81695. PMC 3125031. PMID 21731305.

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