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A pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a pocket of pus that forms in the liver in response to an infection or trauma. Pus is a fluid composed of white blood cells, dead cells, and bacteria that forms when your body fights off infection. Instead of drai[read article]

Tests for Pyogenic Liver Abscess

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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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Proteins circulate throughout your blood to help your body maintain fluid balance. Albumin is produced in the liver, and is one of the most abundant proteins in you...  More
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An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. The test requires a simple blood draw and is o...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are u...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pyogenic Liver Abscess

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Percutaneous Drainage of Liver Abscess
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Surgical Procedures for Pyogenic Liver Abscess

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Laparoscopic Drainage of Liver Abscesses
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Extraperitoneal Drainage of Liver Abscess
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Transperitoneal Drainage of Liver Abscess
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Transpleural Drainage of Liver Abscess
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