Collection of pus in the liver is a common occurrence especially in
alcoholics needing antibiotics and anti-amoebics and repeated aspiration
by pushing a needle into it under ultrasound guidance. Some large
abscesses located in inaccessible areas of the liver, multiple abscesses
and those threatening to rupture will require surgical intervention.
Most of these abscess can be tackled by minimal access surgery namely
laparoscopy and they recover very early and very well. An occasional
patient may require opening of the abdomen and draining the pus.