Simultaneous Amoebic Caecal Perforation with Ruptured Liver Abscess - a Rare Presentation

Das, Somak; Gupta, Manoj; Banerjee, M.; Khamrui, T. K.
April 2009
Internet Journal of Surgery;2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p28
Academic Journal
Case Study
Simultaneous amoebic caecal perforation and amoebic liver abscess rupture is a rare complication of invasive amoebiasis with a higher rate of mortality. Though conservative management is the mainstay of treatment for well-contained caecal perforation, surgical exploration is sometimes needed for free perforation or full-thickness gut necrosis. Amoebic liver abscess rupture always needs some form of drainage. We report a rare case of amoebic caecal perforation with ruptured liver abscess.


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