Pyogenic hepatic abscess: contrast enhanced ultrasound

Case contributed by Teresa Fontanilla
Diagnosis probable


Fever and right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Gray scale sonography demonstrates a large cystic liver lesion with irregular thick septations and walls. Further evaluation with contrast-enhanced ultrasound demonstrates enhancement of the wall and septa during arterial which diminished during the later phases.

Case Discussion

Clinical and sonographic features support the diagnosis of liver abscess.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.