ABSTRACT: We present herein the case of a pyogenic liver abscess developing from hepatic ischemia caused by resection of the right hepatic artery when a left hemihepatectomy with caudate lobectomy and extrahepatic bile duct resection was performed for cholangiocellular carcinoma. Postoperative cholangiography revealed communication between the abscess cavity and the intrahepatic bile duct. The liver abscess was successfully treated by percutaneous transhepatic drainage. Thus, breakdown of the intrahepatic bile duct due to ischemia may play an important role in the development of a pyogenic liver abscess following hepatic arterial occlusion.
Surgery Today 02/1994; 24(7):659-62. · 1.22 Impact Factor