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Hepatic abscess

Li Liu, Wanjun Chen, Xiaoye Lu, Keji Zhang, Changqing Zhu
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic liver abscesses have become common in emergency departments (EDs) in recent years in Shanghai, China due to a variety of risk factors contributory to the disease. OBJECTIVE: To review our experience in managing pyogenic liver abscesses to aid in the current management of this complex condition. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted to collect and analyze information from adult patients diagnosed with liver hepatic abscesses who were admitted to Ren Ji Hospital during the period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Masahiro Takita, Mina Iwanishi, Tomohiro Minami, Masashi Kono, Hirokazo Chishina, Tadaaki Arizumi, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Yasunori Minami, Hiroshi Ida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Nishida Naoshi, Masatoshi Kudo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of treatment for polycystic liver disease is to reduce the liver volume and reduce or resolve compression symptoms such as abdominal fullness and abdominal pain due to hepatomegaly. Liver cysts are treated internally by puncture and aspiration of the cyst contents or hepatic artery embolization and surgically by cyst fenestration or hepatectomy, but no clear consensus has been reached concerning their selection. We introduced monoethanolamine oleate (EO) sclerotherapy therapy for liver cysts in 1999 and reported its effectiveness...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Ashwin Kumar Panda, Rajeev Chawla, Hitesh Punyani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sophie Restellini, Olivier Chazouillères, Jean-Louis Frossard
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with various hepatobiliary disorders, reported both in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). They may occur at any moment in the natural course of the disease. The prevalence of liver dysfunction rises from 3% to 50% accordingly to definitions. Fatty liver is considered as the most common hepatobiliary complication in IBD whilst primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) the most specific one. Less frequently, IBD-associated hepatobiliary disorders include: autoimmune hepatitis/PSC overlap syndrome, IgG4-associated cholangiopathy, primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), hepatic amyloidosis, granulomatous hepatitis, cholelithiasis, portal vein thrombosis, and liver abscess...
October 6, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Koichiro Yasaka, Hiroyuki Akai, Shigeru Kiryu
PURPOSE: To introduce a rare variant branching pattern of the portal vein with clinical relevance. METHODS: A 55-year-old man was examined by contrast-enhanced computed tomography to investigate the cause of fever and mildly elevated hepatic enzyme levels. RESULTS: Based on computed tomography, liver abscesses were identified which may have caused the fever and elevated hepatic enzyme levels. And a variation in the branching pattern of the portal vein was also detected in this patient, which has not been reported previously; the right posterior portal vein originated from the end of the horizontal part of the left portal vein...
October 3, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Mohammad S Khuroo, Ajaz A Rather, Naira S Khuroo, Mehnaaz S Khuroo
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic ascariasis (HPA) was described as a clinical entity from Kashmir, India in 1985. HPA is caused by invasion and migration of nematode, Ascaris lumbricoides, in to the biliary tract and pancreatic duct. Patients present with biliary colic, cholangitis, cholecystitis, hepatic abscesses and acute pancreatitis. Ascarides traverse the ducts repeatedly, get trapped and die, leading to formation of hepatolithiasis. HPA is ubiquitous in endemic regions and in Kashmir, one such region, HPA is the etiological factor for 36...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sami Joseph Giryes, Zaher Azzam, Reem Ismael-Badarneh, Norberto Krivoy, Gidon Berger
Herein, we report a 70-year-old male patient, with recurrent multiple hepatic abscesses, that was admitted to the internal medicine department for treatment of Carbapenem Resistant Escherichia Coli (CRE) bacteremia. The patient was treated with Tigecycline and few days later he developed "Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)" like coagulation study abnormality. Tigecycline was suspected to cause this coagulation study abnormality and was stopped, and few days later coagulation studies return to normal values...
September 19, 2016: Current Drug Safety
Tevfik Solakoglu, Sevil O Sari, Huseyin Koseoglu, Murat Basaran, Mustafa Akar, Semnur Buyukasik, Osman Ersoy
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiologic finding that is usually precipitated by intestinal ischaemia, intra-abdominal abscesses, necrotising enterocolitis, abdominal trauma, infectious enteritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we present a case of HPVG in a 66-year-old female patient who underwent colonoscopy for evaluation of haematochezia and a review of the literature focused on HPVG following colonoscopy.
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Alexander C Schippers, Federico Collettini, Ingo G Steffen, Gero Wieners, Timm Denecke, Marianne Pavel, Peter Wust, Bernhard Gebauer
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) of neuroendocrine liver metastases (NELM) with the goal of local tumor control (LTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients with unresectable NELM treated with CT-guided HDRBT between January 2007 and April 2015. Magnetic resonance imaging follow-up was performed 6 weeks after ablation and then every 3 months. The primary endpoint was LTC...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Batsaikhan Bat-Erdene, Sergelen Orgoi, Erdene Sandag, Ulzii-Orshikh Namkhai, Bat-Ireedui Badarch, Batsaikhan Batsuuri
The sinusoidal obstructive syndrome (SOS) is a complication that usually follows hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It is also known as veno-occlusive disease, which is a rare complication of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Herein, we reported a 34 year-old female patient presenting SOS after LDLT. Its underlying cause was presumed to be associated with liver abscess and subsequent inferior vena cava stenosis. SOS led to graft failure, thus requiring retransplantation with a deceased donor liver graft...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
Piero Boraschi, Francescamaria Donati, Massimiliano Rossi, Davide Ghinolfi, Franco Filipponi, Fabio Falaschi
PURPOSE: This study aims to assess the role of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for detecting early abdominal complications after orthotopic liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 170 subjects with clinical laboratory and/or echo-color Doppler abnormalities who underwent MDCT within the first 90 days after transplantation. All images were reviewed by two radiologists in conference and imaging results were correlated with digital subtraction angiography, conventional cholangiography, surgery, clinical laboratory, and/or imaging follow-up...
August 26, 2016: Clinical Imaging
E Valdivielso Córtazar, J A Yáñez López, L Yáñez Gónzalez-Dopeso, M Diz-Lois Palomares, B González Conde, P Alonso Aguirre
We present the case of a middle-aged woman with antecedents of cholecystectomy and several episodes of resi-dual coledocolitiasis resolved endoscopically. She attended Emergency Services due to a new clinical picture of abdo-minal pain and alteration of hepatic enzymes. Image tests showed lesions that suggested hepatic abscesses without ruling out a malign origin. Given this doubt it was decided to carry out a thick needle biopsy obtaining a diagnosis of an inflammatory pseudotumour of the liver related to IgG4-related disease...
2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Sandeep Sahay, Brandy Jo McKelvy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
Capucine Odouard, Daini Ong, Parth R Shah, Thomas Gin, Penelope J Allen, John Downie, Lyndell L Lim, Peter McCluskey
BACKGROUND: Endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis (EKPE) is a well-known entity in South-East Asia. We demonstrate a range of differing clinical features and outcomes of EKPE, and highlight the increasing incidence of EKPE in major centres in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case study and case series in the hospital setting. PARTICIPANTS: Four cases of EKPE. METHODS: EKPE cases from 2005 to 2015 were identified through established endophthalmitis databases as well as hospital-based microbiological searches...
August 26, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Aude Merdrignac, Damien Bergeat, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Marina Agus, Karim Boudjema, Laurent Sulpice, Bernard Meunier
Post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is a major complication occurring in 6-8% of patients after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Arterial bleeding is the most frequent cause. Mortality rate could reach 30% after grade C PPH according to ISGPS classification. Complete interruption of hepatic arterial flow has to be a salvage procedure because of the high risk of intrahepatic abscess following the procedure. We report a technique to perform an artery reinforcement after PPH caused by pancreatitis. A PD according to Whipple's procedure with child's reconstruction was performed in a 68-year-old man...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Goro Honda, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Akiko Umezawa
An incorrect approach to the critical view of safety can cause bile duct and/or vascular injury. However, only superficial anatomical features have been proposed as surgical landmarks to initiate laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) safely in previous reports. Accordingly, we have proposed a novel surgical anatomical definition of the gallbladder wall, in which the subserosal (SS) layer is divided into the inner layer of the SS (SS-Inner) layer consisting of vasculature and fibrous tissue, and the outer layer of the SS (SS-Outer) layer consisting of abundant fat tissue...
September 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
Ujjwal Gorsi, Pankaj Gupta, Naveen Kalra, Mandeep Kang, Rajinder Singh, Rajesh Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Niranjan Khandelwal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of multidetector computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography (CTA) in post cholecystectomy complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from December 2012 to August 2014 was performed. Eight hundred sixty consecutive patients with history of cholecystectomy (laparoscopic or open) were evaluated. After exclusion of 645 patients with normal imaging, analysis for post cholecystectomy complications was performed in 215 patients...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Ujjawal Roy, Ajay Panwar, Alak Pandit, Susanta Kumar Das, Bhushan Joshi
Metronidazole is an antimicrobial agent mainly used in the treatment of several protozoal and anaerobic infections, additionally, is often used in hepatic encephalopathy and Crohn disease. Apart from peripheral neuropathy, metronidazole can also cause symptoms of central nervous system dysfunction like ataxic gait, dysarthria, seizures, and encephalopathy which may result from both short term and chronic use of this drug and is collectively termed as "metronidazole induced encephalopathy"(MIE). Neuroimaging forms the backbone in clinching the diagnosis of this uncommon entity, especially in cases where there is high index of suspicion of intoxication...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Shi-Teng Suo, Zhi-Guo Zhuang, Meng-Qiu Cao, Li-Jun Qian, Xin Wang, Run-Lin Gao, Yu Fan, Jian-Rong Xu
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic hepatic abscess may mimic primary or secondary carcinoma of the liver on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT). The present study was to explore the usefulness of the analysis of multislice-based texture acquired from CECT in the differentiation between pyogenic hepatic abscesses and malignant mimickers. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 abscesses in 20 patients and 33 tumors in 26 subjects who underwent CECT. To make comparison, we also enrolled 19 patients with hepatic single simple cyst...
August 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Agar Ramos-Nevárez, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola
The seroepidemiology of Leptospira infection in patients suffering from liver disease has been poorly studied. Information about risk factors associated with infection in liver disease patients may help in the optimal planning of preventive measures. We sought to determine the association of Leptospira IgG seroprevalence and patients with liver diseases, and to determine the characteristics of the patients with Leptospira exposure. We performed a case-control study of 75 patients suffering from liver diseases and 150 age- and gender-matched control subjects...
June 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
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