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Hepatic Diffuse Microabscesses
Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU, FSAR; Neha Antil, MD, DNB
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Invasive fungal infection
            • Definitions

              • Typically refers to hepatic Candida abscesses in immunocompromised patients

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Malekzadeh S et al: Typical imaging finding of hepatic infections: a pictorial essay. Abdom Radiol (NY). 46(2):544-61, 2020
                                  2. Giambelluca D et al: The "double target sign" in liver abscess. Abdom Radiol (NY). 43(10):2885-6, 2018
                                  3. Bächler P et al: Multimodality imaging of liver infections: differential diagnosis and potential pitfalls. Radiographics. 36(4):1001-23, 2016
                                  4. Taşbakan MI et al: Isolated hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking liver microabscesses: a case report. Ir J Med Sci. 183(3):503-5, 2014
                                  5. 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
                                  6. Yellapu RK et al: Education and Imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Candida liver abscesses associated with endocarditis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 25(5):1017, 2010
                                  7. Koyama T et al: Radiologic manifestations of sarcoidosis in various organs. Radiographics. 24(1):87-104, 2004
                                  8. Mortelé KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                                  9. 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
                                  10. Verbanck J et al: Sonographic detection of multiple Staphylococcus aureus hepatic microabscesses mimicking Candida abscesses. J Clin Ultrasound. 27(8):478-81, 1999
                                  11. Murray JG et al: Microabscesses of the liver and spleen in AIDS: detection with 5-MHz sonography. Radiology. 197(3):723-7, 1995
                                  12. 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
                                  13. 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

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Invasive fungal infection
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Typically refers to hepatic Candida abscesses in immunocompromised patients

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Malekzadeh S et al: Typical imaging finding of hepatic infections: a pictorial essay. Abdom Radiol (NY). 46(2):544-61, 2020
                                                                  2. Giambelluca D et al: The "double target sign" in liver abscess. Abdom Radiol (NY). 43(10):2885-6, 2018
                                                                  3. Bächler P et al: Multimodality imaging of liver infections: differential diagnosis and potential pitfalls. Radiographics. 36(4):1001-23, 2016
                                                                  4. Taşbakan MI et al: Isolated hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking liver microabscesses: a case report. Ir J Med Sci. 183(3):503-5, 2014
                                                                  5. 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
                                                                  6. Yellapu RK et al: Education and Imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Candida liver abscesses associated with endocarditis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 25(5):1017, 2010
                                                                  7. Koyama T et al: Radiologic manifestations of sarcoidosis in various organs. Radiographics. 24(1):87-104, 2004
                                                                  8. Mortelé KJ et al: The infected liver: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 24(4):937-55, 2004
                                                                  9. 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
                                                                  10. Verbanck J et al: Sonographic detection of multiple Staphylococcus aureus hepatic microabscesses mimicking Candida abscesses. J Clin Ultrasound. 27(8):478-81, 1999
                                                                  11. Murray JG et al: Microabscesses of the liver and spleen in AIDS: detection with 5-MHz sonography. Radiology. 197(3):723-7, 1995
                                                                  12. 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
                                                                  13. Callen PW et al: Ultrasonography and computed tomography in the evaluation of hepatic microabscesses in the immunosuppressed patient. Radiology. 136(2):433-4, 1980