Multiple Pyogenic Liver Abscesses Mimicking Metastatic Disease on Computed Tomography
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Liver abscesses are divided into two main subgroups: pyogenic and nonpyogenic abscesses. Early diagnosis is important for appropriate treatment and to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates in liver abscesses. We report a case of multiple pyogenic liver abscesses mimicking liver metastases on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The case is unique as it shows a rare presentation of pyogenic liver abscess that cannot be distinguished from metastatic liver disease. Microbiologic and pathologic correlations with follow-up may be necessary for these patients. The case is presented with an emphasis on the MDCT findings.