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.
(2009). Amoebic liver abscesses complicated by inferior vena cava and right atrium thrombus. Tropical Doctor, 39(3), 177-180.
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