Enterohepatic fistula associated with amebic liver abscess

Charles Lawrence Loprinzi, J. W. Heaton, P. C. Kelly

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Hepatic abscesses are the most common extraintestinal manifestation of amebiasis. Most cases are identified by clinical presentation, radionuclide scanning, and serologic test. Uncomplicated abscesses respond promptly to tissue amebicides. Recently the authors encountered two patients with large amebic liver abscesses complicated by enterohepatic fistulas. They found little direction in the medical literature concerning appropriate therapy for this complication; however, with the use of tissue amebicides and percutaneous aspiration of the abscesses both patients were cured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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