Amoebic Hepato-Pericardial Fistula Complicating Amoebic Liver Abscess Treated With Pericardiotomy: A Case Report.
Nashwan, Abdulqadir J
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Parasitic infections like amoebiasis are often asymptomatic in the tropics, but the invasive disease can cause an amoebic liver abscess. During pericardiocentesis, amoebiasis is more noticeable in left lobe abscesses with chocolate-like pus drainage. Here, we present an unusual amoebic liver abscess that erupted into the pericardial cavity via a diaphragmatic fistula. An emergency pericardiotomy was performed to relieve cardiac tamponade, and the liver abscess was evacuated through a diaphragmatic rent identified during the surgery. This illustrates the catastrophic complications of an amoebic liver abscess.
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