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Hepatogastroenterology. 1994 Dec;41(6):585-8.

Rupture of an amebic liver abscess into the pericardium. Presentation of a case and review of current management.

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Department of Surgery, Centro Hospitalario, México City.

Abstract

An unusual case of amebic liver abscess that ruptured into the pericardial cavity is presented. This complication of amebic disease is extremely rare, and fatal. Chest X-ray and CT scan were performed for diagnosis. Pericardectomy with surgical drainage was performed; unfortunately, the patient died of massive pulmonary emboli.

PMID:
7721251
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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