Hepatic vein and inferior vena caval thrombus extending into the right atrium: A rare complication of amoebic liver abscess

Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Shahida Bibi

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Abstract

Amoebic liver abscess is an endemic in developing countries but few cases of associated vascular complications have been reported. The authors report a very rare vascular complication of hepatic veins and inferior vena caval (IVC) thrombosis extending into the right atrium in a young male with large amoebic liver abscess. Optimal result was achieved with early diagnosis on CT scan, percutaneus drainage of abscess, intravenous metronidazole, peri-operative anticoagulation, sternotomy and thrombectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Amoebic abscess
  • Hepatic vein
  • Inferior vena cava thrombosis
  • Liver abscess
  • Right atrial thrombosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular complications

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