Liver abscess is a common surgical case faced by the general surgeon. It has to be managed timely otherwise it is associated with high mortality rates. A prospective study of 50 patients attending  Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital  ,Salem in the year of2013 between  june and december . Liver abscess is the common cause among all causes of abdominal pain. It mostly affects males and between the age group of 40-60yrs. Most common presentation is pain abdomen and fever. Ultrasonogram is the most cost effective investigation. Total count is elevated in most of the cases. Pigtail aspiration drainage is effective and safe, less invasive procedure. Overall mortality is nil in this study.


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