Amoebic liver abscesses complicated by inferior vena cava and right atrium thrombus
Surgery; Centre for Innovation in Medical Education
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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
(2009). Amoebic liver abscesses complicated by inferior vena cava and right atrium thrombus. Tropical Doctor, 39(3), 177-180.
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