Table 3: Clinical presentation and outcome of the 379 patients with different size of abscess.

From: Clinical Charateristics and Outcome of Pyogenic Liver Abscess with Different Size: 15-Year Experience from a Single Center

VariablesSmall abscess (≤5 cm)Large abscess (5–10 cm)Giant abscess (>10 cm)p value
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Gender (male)76 (60.8%)135 (61.9%)20 (55.6%)0.768
Age56 (2–85)58 (1–89)59 (13–78)0.294
Diabetes mellitus30 (24%)65 (29.8%)9 (25.0%)0.480
Prodroma   0.071
Respiratory infection21 (16.8%)55 (25.2%)5 (13.9%) 
Enteric infection06 (2.8%)1 (2.8%) 
Biliary surgery37 (29.6%)70 (32.1%)8 (22.2%)0.466
Solitary abscess81 (64.8%)159 (72.9%)27 (75.0%)0.490
Leucocytes >10 × 109/L46 (36.8%)108 (49.5%)22 (61.1%)0.013
Hemoglobin <120 g/L79 (63.2%)147 (67.4%)27 (75.0%)0.385
Platelet count <100 × 109/L17 (13.6%)38 (17.4%)6 (16.7%)0.636
Alanine transaminase >40 U/L52 (41.6%)104 (47.7%)16 (44.4%)0.665
Aspartate transaminase >40 U/L43 (34.4%)76 (34.9%)18 (50.0%)0.157
Total bilirubin >17 μmol/L41 (32.8%)80 (36.7%)18 (50.0%)0.138
Albumin <35 g/L81 (64.8%)172 (78.9%)31 (86.1%)0.002
High temperature at admission (>37.3 °C)49 (39.2%)99 (45.4%)20 (55.6%)0.209
Time for temperature normalization (days)7 (0–67)7 (0–36)12 (0–36)0.005
Treatment   <0.001
Conservative treatment53 (42.4%)6 (2.8%)5 (13.9%) 
 Percutaneous drainage35 (28.0%)96 (44.0%)14 (38.9%) 
Surgical drainage37 (29.6%)76 (34.9%)17 (47.2%) 
Outcomes   0.125
 Cured125 (100%)217 (99.5%)35 (97.2%) 
 Died in hospital01 (0.5%)1 (2.8%) 
Hospital stay (days)18 (3–71)18 (2–57)23 (4–61)0.003