Drainage or Removal of Liver Cysts or Abscesses

Why do I need to have cysts or abscesses removed?

There are many potential causes for liver abscesses, including abdominal or blood infection, or liver damage. If antibiotics cannot treat these abscesses, your doctor will most likely recommend surgery.
 

What happens during the procedure?

Treatment usually consists of placing a tube through the skin to drain the abscess. Less often, surgery is required. You will also receive antibiotics for about 4 - 6 weeks. Larger abscesses may also need catheter drainage which is ultrasound-guided.

 

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