Title

Amoebic liver abscesses complicated by inferior vena cava and right atrium thrombus

Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery; Centre for Innovation in Medical Education

Abstract

Amoebiasis is a common protozoal infection that is endemic in South Asia. Hepatic involvement that manifests as abscess formation occurs in approximately 10% of all Patients. Identified expeditiously, this can be treated with metronidazole. We present a case of multiple, large amoebic liver abscesses, that were complicated by thrombus formation in the inferior vena cava extending to the right atrium, requiring surgical removal.

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Tropical Doctor

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