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World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Mar 7;13(9):1466-70.

Hepatic abscess induced by foreign body: case report and literature review.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Amadora 2720-276, Portugal. sofiasantos_md@sapo.pt

Abstract

Hepatic abscess due to perforation of the gastrointestinal tract caused by ingested foreign bodies is uncommon. Pre-operative diagnosis is difficult as patients are often unaware of the foreign body ingestion and symptoms and imagiology are usually non-specific. The authors report a case of 62-year-old woman who was admitted with fever and abdominal pain. Further investigation revealed hepatic abscess, without resolution despite antibiotic therapy. A liver abscess resulting from perforation and intra-hepatic migration of a bone coming from the pilorum was diagnosed by surgery. The literature concerning foreign body-induced perforation of the gastrointestinal tract complicated by liver abscess is reviewed.

PMID:
17457985
PMCID:
PMC4146938
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v13.i9.1466
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