Liver abscess

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Liver abscess

(Science: hepatology) a condition where there is a pus-filled cavity in the liver secondary to a bacterial infection.

liver abscess may result from sepsis, intestinal perforation, post-operative infection, appendicitis, diverticulitis, trauma (to the liver) or cholangitis.

Other nonbacterial causes of liver abscess include amoebiasis, due to infection with entamoeba histolytica (protozoan).