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AMEBIC LIVER-ABSCESS COMPLICATED BY A HEPATODUODENAL FISTULA

SIDDIQUI, MN; RIZVI, SB; AHMED, M; RIZVI, IH; (1992) AMEBIC LIVER-ABSCESS COMPLICATED BY A HEPATODUODENAL FISTULA. CLIN RADIOL , 46 (2) 142 - 143.

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Abstract

Amoebic liver abscess (ALA) is a common extra-intestinal presentation of amoebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica [1]. The liver abscess may be complicated by rupture into adjacent structures. Common organs involved include thorax, peritoneum and pericardium [1]. Rupture into the gastrointestinal tract is extremely rare. We report a patient who developed a hepatoduodenal fistula complicating an amoebic liver abscess. Suspicions were raised on finding air in the liver abscess on ultrasound scanning. Diagnosis was confirmed on a water-soluble (Gastrografin) swallow (Fig. 1 a,b). Complications of ALA are associated with a high morbidity and mortality and early diagnosis is important.To our knowledge only one previous case of a hepatoduodenal fistula complicating an ALA with radiological confirmation has been reported [2].

Type:Article
Title:AMEBIC LIVER-ABSCESS COMPLICATED BY A HEPATODUODENAL FISTULA
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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