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Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2012 Jan-Mar;77(1):43-6.

Multiple hepatic abscesses secondary to chicken bone penetration of the colon: a case report.

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  • 1Division of Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, United States of America.


Hepatic abscesses can result from foreign body perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. Although uncommon, reported cases often involve solitary hepatic abscess with no obvious etiology. We describe the case of a 65-year- old female with multiple hepatic abscesses occurring secondary to chicken bone perforation of the sigmoid colon identified on colonoscopy. With prompt diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with endoscopic removal of the foreign body and broad spectrum antibiotic treatment.

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