Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following an Uncomplicated Colonoscopy

Rahmani, George and Moran, Anne-Marie (2017) Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following an Uncomplicated Colonoscopy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (3). ISSN 2284-2594

565-3464-1-PB (1).pdf - Published Version

Download (419kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Pyogenic liver abscess is a potentially devastating clinical entity associated with significant morbidity and mortality[1]. A myriad of causes for liver abscess have been described including intra-abdominal infections such as diverticulitis[2]. Due to a non-specific presentation, clinicians often require a high level of suspicion in their diagnosis of this condition. A handful of cases of liver abscess have been described following colonoscopy which was usually a complicated procedure or one where multiple biopsies had been taken[3,4]. The case of a patient presenting pyrexia of unknown origin one week after undergoing an uncomplicated colonoscopy in which no biopsies were taken is reported. She was ultimately diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: liver abscess; MRI; Ultrasound; colonoscopy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Rita Negrini
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:57
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:57

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item