Problem

Liver abscess

Nature:

A liver abscess is a mass filled with pus inside the liver. Common causes are abdominal conditions such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread through the portal vein. It can also develop as a complication of a liver injury.

Incidence:

Liver abscesses occur in persons who have had amoebic dysentry, frequently after returning in apparently fair health to a temperate region where dysentery does not occur.

Broader Problems:
Abscesses
Liver diseases
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 14:20 CEST