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Hepatic abscess induced by foreign body: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  17457985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Sofia A Santos; Sara C F Alberto; Elsa Cruz; Eduardo Pires; Tomás Figueira; Elia Coimbra; José Estevez; Mário Oliveira; Luís Novais; João R Deus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-25     Completed Date:  2007-05-31     Revised Date:  2014-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1466-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*,  diagnosis
Intestinal Perforation / complications,  diagnosis,  etiology
Liver Abscess / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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