Table 4: Comparison of percutaneous drainage and surgical incision and drainage in giant abscess.

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

VariablesPercutaneous drainage (n = 14)Surgical incision and drainage (n = 17)P value
Age (years)58 (28–78)59 (13–77)0.959
Multiple abscess (≥2)4 (28.6%)3 (17.6%)0.469
Abscess cavity seperation6 (42.9%)9 (52.9%)0.576
Leucocytes >10 × 109/L10(71.4%)10(58.8%)0.707
Hemoglobin <120 g/L11(78.6%)12(70.6%)0.698
Platelet count <100 × 109/L2(14.3%)2(11.8%)1.000
Alanine transaminase >40 U/L5(35.7%)8(47.1%)0.484
Aspartate transaminase >40 U/L6(42.9%)9(52.9%)0.715
Total bilirubin >17 μmol/L8(57.1%)8(47.1%)0.730
Albumin <35 g/L13 (92.9%)15 (88.2%)1.000
Complications5 (35.7%)13 (76.4%)0.022
 Bile leakage03 (17.6%)0.098
 Intraperitoneal bleeding1 (7.1%)4 (23.5%)0.217
 Pulmonary infection1 (7.1%)2 (11.8%)0.665
 Pleural effusion with drainage3 (21.4%)7 (41.2%)0.242
Re–treatments3 (21.4%)00.045
Hospital stay (days)12 (4–36)29 (14–61)0.024
Cured14 (100%)17 (100%)1.000