Liver abscess

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Liver abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10K75.0
ICD-9572.0
DiseasesDB22094
MedlinePlus000261
eMedicinemed/1316
MeSHD008100
 
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Liver abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10K75.0
ICD-9572.0
DiseasesDB22094
MedlinePlus000261
eMedicinemed/1316
MeSHD008100

A liver abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver.[1] Common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread through the portal vein.[2]

Types

There are three major forms of liver abscess, classified by etiology:

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