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1/55. Hepatic abscess due to gastric perforation by ingested fish bone demonstrated by computed tomography.

    Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract by ingested foreign bodies is rare. Preoperative diagnosis of complications due to foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract can rarely be achieved because the conventional radiographic appearance is nonspecific. This report describes a 69-year-old woman who presented with vague clinical manifestations, intermittent abdominal pain, and low-grade fever. Hepatic abscess, secondary to a foreign body penetrating the gastric wall, was diagnosed preoperatively using computed tomography findings. On exploration, the foreign body turned out to be a fish bone. The abscess was confirmed and drained during surgery and a partial gastrectomy was performed. This case illustrates the value of CT in the evaluation of this condition.
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2/55. Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as a pyogenic liver abscess in a patient with hemochromatosis.

    Primary hemochromatosis is rare in taiwan. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is endemic in taiwan, but HCC with initial presentation as pyogenic liver abscess is unusual. We report a case of HCC presenting as pyogenic liver abscess in a hemochromatotic patient with cirrhosis. The patient underwent hepatectomy and had a smooth postoperative course. Unfortunately, he died of pneumonia eight months after surgery. HCC should be considered in the differential diagnosis in hemochromatotic patients with a pyogenic liver abscess.
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3/55. Complications of ornamental Christmas bulb ingestion. Case report and review of the literature.

    Unusual complications ensued when a 14-month-old boy ingested an ornamental Christmas bulb. Profuse rectal bleeding, a large ischiorectal abscess, and an acute condition of the abdomen necessiated a sigmoid colostomy with drainage of the ischiorectal abscess. Following this, repeated episodes of hemorrhage via the colostomy and rectum required multiple operative procedures. The last of these was a total colectomy with an ileostomy and rectal mucous fistula. The patient subsequently developed intestinal obstruction that required lysis of adhesions and drainage of a chronic subhepatic abscess, due to perforation of the terminal part of the ileum. The patient required five months of hospitalization and further surgery to reconstruct gastrointestinal continuity. hemorrhage is an infrequent complication of foreign body ingestion, as reported in the literature. We theorize that the problems in this case were the result of the extreme thinness (0.033 cm) and the brittleness of the glass fragments.
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4/55. Bacterial subretinal abscess: a case report and review of the literature.

    PURPOSE: To report a case of klebsiella subretinal abscess with a successful visual outcome with treatment and to review the literature pertaining to focal intraocular infection in bacterial endophthalmitis. methods: Clinical data including medical history, findings on physical examination, blood cultures, and an abdominal computed tomographic scan were collected in a 32-year-old man with klebsiella sepsis, liver abscesses, and a focal subretinal abscess. Ocular data including visual acuity, fundus photographs, fluorescein angiography, and ultrasound were evaluated, as were results of culture and histopathologic studies. RESULTS: Despite immediate intervention, including vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotics, the eye deteriorated, with enlargement of the abscess. A pars plana vitrectomy was performed in which the subretinal abscess material was removed after an extensive retinectomy of the involved area in association with an endophotocoagulative barrier and intravitreal amikacin without gas or oil tamponade. culture confirmed klebsiella subretinal infection. A retinal detachment occurred 1 month postoperatively and was successfully repaired. visual acuity was 20/30 and has remained stable for 14 months. CONCLUSION: klebsiella endophthalmitis with subretinal abscess formation is a rare but devastating ocular condition. In the present case, prompt intervention with extensive retinectomy, complete abscess excision, and intravitreal antibiotic therapy resulted in unprecedented visual recovery.
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5/55. Biliary strictures complicating pancreaticoduodenectomy.

    BACKGROUND: Biliary-enteric anastomotic strictures may complicate pancreaticoduodenectomy. Anastomotic ischaemia and reflux of gastric and enteric contents with secondary bacterobilia and cholangitis may contribute. methods: Four patients (3 females, 1 male) with a mean age of 50 yr (range 26-73 yr) presented 1-12 yr following pancreaticoduodenectomy with features suggestive of biliary-enteric anastomotic stricture formation. These included recurrent cholangitis, obstructive jaundice, and liver abscess. Diagnosis was confirmed by percutaneous or endoscopic cholangiography. Endoscopic and radiological management were unsuccessful, and revision surgery in the form of a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy was required. RESULTS: Three patients remain asymptomatic 10-30 mo postoperatively. jaundice recurred at 15 mo in one patient owing to re-stricture formation and the development of secondary biliary cirrhosis; a liver transplantation is being considered. CONCLUSION: early diagnosis and prompt management of biliary-enteric stricture is essential if secondary biliary cirrhosis is to be avoided. Definitive therapy is best accomplished with a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy that places the gastric and biliary anastomoses onto separate jejunal limbs.
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6/55. portal vein thrombosis associated with hilar bile duct carcinoma and liver abscess.

    As most portal vein occlusion in hilar bile duct carcinoma is caused by tumor invasion to the portal vein, other mechanisms of its occlusion are very rare. We report the case of a 69-year-old man who underwent surgical resection for an advanced hilar bile duct carcinoma associated with unusual portal vein occlusion. Preoperative diagnosis was advanced hilar bile duct carcinoma with liver abscess and right portal vein occlusion due to tumor invasion. Extended right hepatectomy combined with resection of caudate lobe was performed. Intraoperatively, tumor invasion to the portal vein was not evident and resected margin of the right portal vein showed thrombosis and no evidence of malignancy histologically. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a patient with a combination of portal vein thrombosis and liver abscess in hilar bile duct carcinoma. Although portal vein occlusion due to thrombosis is an unusual complication in hilar bile duct carcinoma, the presence of liver abscess may be a useful diagnostic implication of this occlusion.
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7/55. Liver abscesses associated with stromal tumour of the stomach in a young woman.

    A 23-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to hospital because of pyrexia and anaemia. She was found to have liver abscesses and a gastric submucosal mass by computed tomography and ultrasonography. gastroscopy and a barium swallow revealed a round submucosal mass with a giant ulceration in the body of the stomach. The liver abscesses were successfully treated by percutaneous transhepatic drainage and intravenous administration of antibiotics. Cultures of the fluid from a liver abscess and gastric juice yielded alpha-haemolytic streptococci. Three weeks after the drainage, partial gastrectomy was performed. The tumour was diagnosed as a stromal tumour of the stomach (leiomyosarcoma) in the final histological report. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 17 without receiving adjuvant radio-chemotherapy. There have been no signs of recurrence two years after surgery. This is a rare case of a liver abscess associated with a stromal tumour of the stomach in a young patient. The bacteriological examinations suggested a possible association between these diseases.
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8/55. Right liver necrosis: complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Although bile duct injuries are common among the complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hepatic vascular injuries are not well described. Between January 1990 to December 1999, 83 patients with bile duct injuries have been referred to our clinic. Two of them had liver necrosis due to hepatic arterial occlusion. These two women had laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis in district hospitals 4 and 15 days prior to their referral to our clinic. serum aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels were found to be 30 to 40-fold higher than normal levels. ultrasonography, computed tomography and Doppler sonography showed necrosis in the right liver lobe and no flow in the right hepatic artery. patients were also complicated with liver abscess and biliary peritonitis, respectively. Emergency right hepatectomy was performed in both cases and one of them needed Roux-Y-hepaticojejunostomy (to the left hepatic duct). One patient died of peritonitis in the postoperative period. The other one has no problem in her third postoperative year. The earliest and the simplest method for diagnosis or ruling out hepatic arterial occlusion is detecting the blood biochemistry and Doppler ultrasonography. In some cases emergency hepatectomy can be necessary. postoperative complications should be expected higher than elective cases.
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9/55. Neonatal solitary liver abscess: report of one case.

    We report a case of a solitary liver abscess in a 5-week-old female. She was full term, and there were no predisposing events or immune deficiencies. The only sign of her disease was a gradually distended abdomen. A prior episode of fever with possible occult bacteremia was implicated in the development of her abscess. The abdominal sonography and magnetic resonance image (MRI) did not provide any definite preoperative diagnostic information. Surgical resection of the abscess and a short course of antibiotic therapy cured the disease. This patient was still well following 2 years of check-ups by sonography. The possibility of a pyogenic liver abscess should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neonatal hepatic mass. That is, even if there is not a definite diagnostic focus on finding an infection.
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10/55. drainage of liver abscess via laparoscopic trocar with local anesthesia.

    There are several methods for treatment of liver abscess. These include drainage by open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or percutaneous catheterization. In this report a new therapeutic approach is presented. A 47-year-old man admitted to the hospital had an abscess 12 cm in diameter, originating from the left liver lobe. After the patient's permission was obtained, a laparoscopic trocar was inserted into the abscess with the patient under local anesthesia in the operating room. A 28-French chest tube catheter was introduced through the trocar cannula, and approximately 1,000 mL of pus was drained. There were no complications, and the patient was discharged on the same day. After computed tomography showed an obliterated abscess cavity, the drain was removed on postoperative day 7. The pus culture, performed on the day of surgery, was found to be positive for escherichia coli, which was responsive to cefaclor. Oral antibiotic therapy was given for 1 month. At follow-up 2 months after surgery, the patient was asymptomatic. This report describes the first case of a liver abscess drained by a laparoscopic trocar with local anesthesia. This method can be the treatment of choice for some easily accessible liver abscesses.
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