A fish bone-related hepatic abscess

  • Julien Jarry | julienjarry@hotmail.com Department of Digestive Surgery, Desgenettes Hospital, Lyon, France.
  • Vien Nguyen Department of Digestive Surgery, Desgenettes Hospital, Lyon, France.
  • Adeline Stoltz Department of Digestive Surgery, Desgenettes Hospital, Lyon, France.
  • Marc Imperato Department of Digestive Surgery, Desgenettes Hospital, Lyon, France.
  • Philippe Michel Department of Digestive Surgery, Desgenettes Hospital, Lyon, France.

Abstract

We report an unusual case of pyogenic, hepatic abscess caused by fish bone penetration of the duodenum in a 68-year-old woman. The fish bone had migrated into the liver through the duodenal wall. The patient was initially admitted to our emergency room with abdominal pain, fever, and asthenia. A contrastenhanced abdominal coputed tomography (CT) scan showed a hepatic abscess in relation with a straight, foreign body, which had entered through the duodenal wall. Surgery was necessary to remove the foreign body, which was identified as a fish bone. The patient’s recovery was uneventful and she was discharged on postoperative day 10. This case is discussed together with the data collected by a medline-based extensive review of the literature.

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Published
2011-11-10
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Keywords:
hepatic abscess, duodenal perforation, foreign body.
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Jarry, J., Nguyen, V., Stoltz, A., Imperato, M., & Michel, P. (2011). A fish bone-related hepatic abscess. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e115. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e115