Huge amoebic liver abscess presented with massive right empyema: a case report.

  • Mostafa El-Shamy Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
  • Mohamed Emara Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
  • Ahmad Attia Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
  • Mohamed Abd-Allah Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
  • Sameh Said Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Keywords: Amoebic liver abscess, Empyema, Percutaneous drainage

Abstract

Amoebic liver abscess is a complication of amoebiasis that needs early diagnosis and proper treatment before further complications occur. We report a-35 year old female presented by fever and dyspnea due to huge liver abscess complicated by massive right side empyema. The patient was effectively treated by percutaneous drainage for both the right lobe abscess and empyema together with pharmaco-logic agents.

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El-Shamy M, Emara M, Attia A, Abd-Allah M, Said S. Huge amoebic liver abscess presented with massive right empyema: a case report. IJPA. 9(1):141-4.
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