Pyogenic liver abscess as a cause of acute upper abdominal pain. A report of two cases

Acta Chir Scand. 1976;142(8):605-7.


The clinical course of 2 patients with acute abdominal pain, which was eventually found to be due to pyogenic hepatic abscesses is described. One patient, operated on late in the course, died; the other, who was operated on early, recovered. The importance of considering this life-threatening disease in the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / complications*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnosis
  • Male