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Author Kobborg, Martin ♦ Trap, Rete
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Content type Text
Publisher Karger Publishers
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Date Created 2016-08-17
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RC799-869
Subject Keyword Hematogenous transmission ♦ Gastrointestinal perforation ♦ Pyogenic liver abscess ♦ Foreign body ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Diseases of the digestive system ♦ Medicine ♦ Rectum perforation ♦ Gastroenterology ♦ Specialties of internal medicine
Abstract Liver abscess caused by hematogenous transmission from a gastrointestinal perforation by a foreign body is a rare but life-threatening condition. We present the case of a 57-year-old male with a pyogenic liver abscess generated on the basis of a foreign body perforation of the rectum. This has not been reported previously. During the examination of the patient, computed tomography scan showed not only the liver abscess but also an inflammatory presacral process, which communicated with the rectum through a 6.5-cm-long foreign body. Subsequent sigmoidoscopy showed a toothpick placed transmurally in the rectum; the toothpick was removed endoscopically. We discuss the importance of computed tomography scans and colonoscopies in relation to liver abscesses of unknown etiology, including the importance of detecting possible perforation caused by possible foreign bodies, polyps or cancer.
ISSN 16620631
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-06-01
e-ISSN 16620631
Journal Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 2
Page Count 4
Starting Page 277
Ending Page 280


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