Morphological Characteristics of Liver Abscesses According its Etiology

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Sergio Castillo & Carlos Manterola


Although infrequent in the diagnostics areas, liver abscesses are of significant relevance, which is related to the high morbidity and mortality figures they can cause if they are not detected and treated int ime. Although multiple operational classifications are described, the one most recognized for its usefulness is that related to its causative agent (pyogenic or bacterial infection, hydatid origin or secondary to infected hydatidosis, and amoebic or by invasive amebiasis). The objective of this article was to generate a study report regarding the morphological characteristics of liver abscesses, characterizing them according to their etiology, as well as describing their study and the latest recommended treatments.

KEY WORDS: "Liver Abscess"[Mesh]; “Echinococcosis, Hepatic”[Mesh]; ”“Liver Abscess, Pyogenic”[Mesh]; “Liver Abscess, Amebic”[Mesh]; Hydatidosis, Hepatic.

How to cite this article

CASTILLO, S. & MANTEROLA, C. Morphological characteristics of liver abscesses according its etiology. Int. J. Morphol., 38(2):406- 414, 2020.