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

Sadaf Khan, Muhammad Ameen Rauf

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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