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Amebic Hepatic Abscess
Hee Sun Park, MD, PhD; Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU, FSAR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Localized collection of pus in liver due to Entamoeba histolytica with destruction of hepatic parenchyma and stroma

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Radiographic Findings

                    • CT Findings

                      • MR Findings

                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                Selected References

                                                1. Bammigatti C et al: Percutaneous needle aspiration in uncomplicated amebic liver abscess: a randomized trial. Trop Doct. 43(1):19-22, 2013
                                                2. Debnath MR et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of morphologic pattern of amoebic liver abscess. Mymensingh Med J. 21(4):583-7, 2012
                                                3. Marn H, Ignatius R, Tannich E, Harms G, Schürmann M, Dieckmann S. Amoebic liver abscess with negative serologic markers for Entamoeba histolytica: mind the gap! Infection. 40(1):87-91, 2012
                                                4. Sánchez-Aguilar M et al: Prognostic indications of the failure to treat amoebic liver abscesses. Pathog Glob Health. 106(4):232-7, 2012
                                                5. Mishra K et al: Liver abscess in children: an overview. World J Pediatr. 6(3):210-6, 2010
                                                6. Giorgio A et al: Amebic liver abscesses: a new epidemiological trend in a non-endemic area? In Vivo. 23(6):1027-30, 2009
                                                7. Benedetti NJ et al: Imaging of hepatic infections. Ultrasound Q. 24(4):267-78, 2008
                                                8. Salles JM et al: Invasive amebiasis: an update on diagnosis and management. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 5(5):893-901, 2007
                                                9. Mohan S et al: Liver abscess: a clinicopathological analysis of 82 cases. Int Surg. 91(4):228-33, 2006
                                                10. Mortele KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                                                11. Hughes MA et al: Amebic liver abscess. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 14(3):565-82, viii, 2000
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                                                References
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                                                KEY FACTS

                                                • Terminology

                                                  • Imaging

                                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                      • Pathology

                                                        • Clinical Issues

                                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                                            • Definitions

                                                              • Localized collection of pus in liver due to Entamoeba histolytica with destruction of hepatic parenchyma and stroma

                                                            IMAGING

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                                  • CT Findings

                                                                    • MR Findings

                                                                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                                            • General Features

                                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                          • Consider

                                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                              Selected References

                                                                                              1. Bammigatti C et al: Percutaneous needle aspiration in uncomplicated amebic liver abscess: a randomized trial. Trop Doct. 43(1):19-22, 2013
                                                                                              2. Debnath MR et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of morphologic pattern of amoebic liver abscess. Mymensingh Med J. 21(4):583-7, 2012
                                                                                              3. Marn H, Ignatius R, Tannich E, Harms G, Schürmann M, Dieckmann S. Amoebic liver abscess with negative serologic markers for Entamoeba histolytica: mind the gap! Infection. 40(1):87-91, 2012
                                                                                              4. Sánchez-Aguilar M et al: Prognostic indications of the failure to treat amoebic liver abscesses. Pathog Glob Health. 106(4):232-7, 2012
                                                                                              5. Mishra K et al: Liver abscess in children: an overview. World J Pediatr. 6(3):210-6, 2010
                                                                                              6. Giorgio A et al: Amebic liver abscesses: a new epidemiological trend in a non-endemic area? In Vivo. 23(6):1027-30, 2009
                                                                                              7. Benedetti NJ et al: Imaging of hepatic infections. Ultrasound Q. 24(4):267-78, 2008
                                                                                              8. Salles JM et al: Invasive amebiasis: an update on diagnosis and management. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 5(5):893-901, 2007
                                                                                              9. Mohan S et al: Liver abscess: a clinicopathological analysis of 82 cases. Int Surg. 91(4):228-33, 2006
                                                                                              10. Mortele KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                                                                                              11. Hughes MA et al: Amebic liver abscess. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 14(3):565-82, viii, 2000