Clinical Profile Management of Liver Abscess with Percutaneous Pigtail Cathater


  • Honeypalsinh H. Maharaul
  • Vimal Vora
  • Ketul Shah



liver abscess, pig tail, needle aspiration


Background: Management of liver abscess has advanced in this era with many patients wanting its nonsurgical treatment. Percutaneous drainage with Ultrasound guidance is one such minimal invasive procedure
for management of abscess with its own limitation and advantages. We have undertaken this study at our
institute to study clinical profile and management of liver abscess.
Methodology: All the patient enrolled after taking detailed history and Ultrasound was done. After giving
consent an ultrasound guided pigtail catheter was insertion was done under local anesthesia. Post procedure
all the parameters were observed and antibiotics was given and depending upon drainage of pus patients
were followed.
Results: Total 30 patient of liquefied and partially liquefied liver abscess were enrolled in this study. Under
local anesthesia ultrasound guided pigtail catheters of various sizes (14 F) were introduced in these patients
using the Seldinger technique. There were 25 male and 5 female patients in this study.Most common
affected age group was 31-40. Abdominal pain with fever was common presenting features. All the patients
recovered in this study.
Conclusion: Ultrasound guided percutaneouspigtail catheter drainage ofliver abscesses is cost effective and
minimal invasive procedure for liquefied and partially liquefied abscesses.

Author Biographies

Honeypalsinh H. Maharaul

Associate Professor

Vimal Vora


Ketul Shah

Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Smt. B.K.Shah Medical
Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidhyapeeth( an Institution Deemed to be University), Pipariya,



How to Cite

Honeypalsinh H. Maharaul, Vimal Vora, & Ketul Shah. (2021). Clinical Profile Management of Liver Abscess with Percutaneous Pigtail Cathater. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 150-154.