amebic abscess


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amebic abscess

[ə′mē·bik ′ab‚ses]
(medicine)
Liquefactive necrosis of the brain and liver, without suppuration, caused by amebas, usually Entamoeba histolytica.
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Amebic abscess appears as a high-signal intensity on T2-weighted images.
Gallium scanning may be useful in distinguishing amebic abscess from pyogenic liver abscess in patients with a negative serology or an atypical clinical presentation.
A ten-year review of amebic abscess of the liver: 1956-1966.