Prerequisites and Predisposing Conditions

Common Segments

Clinical Picture


Radiogical features:


Common pathogens are

Pulmonary abscess is a localized area of liquefactive necrosis of the lung.

The abscess is characterized by destruction of lung tissue forming a cavity. The cavity is filled with pus (necrotic debris/liquid) or pus and gas (air). The content of the abscess is extremely foul smelling. The abscess may be large or small, single or multiple.

Method of Obtaining Specimen
The options are as follows:

Antibiotic of Choice

Methods of Drainage

Role of Bronchoscopy

Role of Surgery