Pyogenic hepatic abscess: contrast enhanced ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Teresa Fontanilla


Fever and right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Female

Gray scale image of the liver shows a big complex mass,  maybe with necrotic or cystic areas.This appearance is non-specific. Contrast enhanced ultrasound allows to diagnose it as an abscess, with irregular walls and septa which enhance early and intensely during the arterial phase and diminished enhancement during the late phase.

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Case information

rID: 30897
Published: 7th Sep 2014
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
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