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Hepatic Diffuse Microabscesses
Nicole Roy, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Hepatic parenchymal abscesses measuring ~ 1 cm in diameter
              • Typically refers to hepatic candida abscesses in immunocompromised patients

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Taşbakan MI et al: Isolated hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking liver microabscesses: a case report. Ir J Med Sci. 183(3):503-5, 2014
                              2. Krahn JF et al: Von Meyenburg complexes: a rare cause for multiple hepatic lesions on transabdominal ultrasound. J Clin Ultrasound. 40(3):174-5, 2012
                              3. Yellapu RK et al: Education and Imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Candida liver abscesses associated with endocarditis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 25(5):1017, 2010
                              4. Koyama T et al: Radiologic manifestations of sarcoidosis in various organs. Radiographics. 24(1):87-104, 2004
                              5. Mortelé KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                              6. Sisteron O et al: Hepatic abscess caused by Brucella US, CT and MRI findings: case report and review of the literature. Clin Imaging. 26(6):414-7, 2002
                              7. Verbanck J et al: Sonographic detection of multiple Staphylococcus aureus hepatic microabscesses mimicking Candida abscesses. J Clin Ultrasound. 27(8):478-81, 1999
                              8. Murray JG et al: Microabscesses of the liver and spleen in AIDS: detection with 5-MHz sonography. Radiology. 197(3):723-7, 1995
                              9. Gorg C et al: Ultrasound evaluation of hepatic and splenic microabscesses in the immunocompromised patient: sonographic patterns, differential diagnosis, and follow-up. J Clin Ultrasound. 22(9):525-9, 1994
                              10. Callen PW et al: Ultrasonography and computed tomography in the evaluation of hepatic microabscesses in the immunosuppressed patient. Radiology. 136(2):433-4, 1980
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Pathology

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Hepatic parenchymal abscesses measuring ~ 1 cm in diameter
                                          • Typically refers to hepatic candida abscesses in immunocompromised patients

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Demographics

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Taşbakan MI et al: Isolated hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking liver microabscesses: a case report. Ir J Med Sci. 183(3):503-5, 2014
                                                          2. Krahn JF et al: Von Meyenburg complexes: a rare cause for multiple hepatic lesions on transabdominal ultrasound. J Clin Ultrasound. 40(3):174-5, 2012
                                                          3. Yellapu RK et al: Education and Imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Candida liver abscesses associated with endocarditis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 25(5):1017, 2010
                                                          4. Koyama T et al: Radiologic manifestations of sarcoidosis in various organs. Radiographics. 24(1):87-104, 2004
                                                          5. Mortelé KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                                                          6. Sisteron O et al: Hepatic abscess caused by Brucella US, CT and MRI findings: case report and review of the literature. Clin Imaging. 26(6):414-7, 2002
                                                          7. Verbanck J et al: Sonographic detection of multiple Staphylococcus aureus hepatic microabscesses mimicking Candida abscesses. J Clin Ultrasound. 27(8):478-81, 1999
                                                          8. Murray JG et al: Microabscesses of the liver and spleen in AIDS: detection with 5-MHz sonography. Radiology. 197(3):723-7, 1995
                                                          9. Gorg C et al: Ultrasound evaluation of hepatic and splenic microabscesses in the immunocompromised patient: sonographic patterns, differential diagnosis, and follow-up. J Clin Ultrasound. 22(9):525-9, 1994
                                                          10. Callen PW et al: Ultrasonography and computed tomography in the evaluation of hepatic microabscesses in the immunosuppressed patient. Radiology. 136(2):433-4, 1980