Hepatic abscess is a rare complication of yttrium-90 radioembolization of hepatic tumors that most commonly occurs in patients with a history of biliary intervention. Patients usually present several weeks after therapy with pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Cross-sectional imaging is necessary in cases of suspected abscess to ensure prompt diagnosis and to help plan treatment, which involves antibiotics and percutaneous drainage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Seminars in Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging