After percutaneous drainage and anti-inflammatory treatments, the symptoms present in four patients with liver abscess significantly improved as evidenced by shrinkage or disappearance of the abscess cavity
, and the patients recovered completely after sufficient drainage.
77% patients had abscess cavity
with size between 5-10 cm, 5.
The cystoscope was also inserted into the open abscess cavity
, which was blind-ended with a one-inch diameter conical extension.
An abscess cavity
on the atrial side of the anterior mitral valve leaflet, where the mobile vegetation on the non-coronary cusp of the aortic valve was in contact with the mitral valve (anterior mitral valve abscess) (Figure 4) was also found.
Inflammatory change surrounding the caecum (thick white arrows) adjacent to the abscess cavity
A drainage catheter could not be placed; hence, the abscess cavity
was not liquefied.
In our patient's case, the diagnosis was made by a careful digital rectal examination; however, a foreign body in an abscess cavity
can be missed during a digital exam.
The typical resonances within the cavity of untreated pyogenic abscess cavity
are elevated cytosolic amino acids (0.
Additionally, abscesses tend to demonstrate high signaling within the abscess cavity
With manipulation, a small amount of pus drained from the chronic abscess cavity
The ruptured abscess cavity
contained puslike slough.
Thereafter an incision and drainage (I and D) of the abscess was done and the patient was commenced on daily antiseptic dressing of the abscess cavity
and placed empirically on broad spectrum antibiotics and analgesics.