When is image guided PFA indicated for treatment of amebic abscesses

When is image guided PFA indicated for treatment of amebic abscesses

Amebic abscesses respond well to appropriate antibiotic treatment regardless of size, and PCD is usually not required unless response to medical treatment is inadequate. PCD should be considered for large amebic abscesses in a peripheral location or in the left hepatic lobe as these sites are prone to rupture into the peritoneum, pericardium, or pleural space.

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