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Gastric perforation of a left lobe amoebic liver abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10958226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Liver abscess is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of invasive amoebiasis. Perforation of the abscess is a potential life-threatening complication. We report a case where perforation into the stomach was successfully managed conservatively. The initial diagnosis in this case was made by gastroscopy and biopsy. To our knowledge, only five cases of gastric perforation of an amoebic liver abscess have been reported in the English literature. In none of these cases was the diagnosis established by histology of gastric biopsy specimens.
A Püspök; H P Kiener; M Susani; C Müller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0954-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-21     Completed Date:  2000-12-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Internal Medicine IV, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, AKH, University of Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage*
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage*
Biopsy, Needle
Follow-Up Studies
Itraconazole / administration & dosage
Liver Abscess, Amebic / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Metronidazole / administration & dosage
Rupture, Spontaneous / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Stomach Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Antifungal Agents; 443-48-1/Metronidazole; 84625-61-6/Itraconazole

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