Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following an Uncomplicated Colonoscopy

  • George Rahmani Department of Nephrology and General Medicine, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny
  • Anne Marie Moran Department of Nephrology and General Medicine, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny
Keywords: liver abscess, MRI, Ultrasound, colonoscopy

Abstract

Pyogenic liver abscess is a potentially devastating clinical entity associated with significant morbidity and mortality[1]. A myriad of causes for liver abscess have been described including intra-abdominal infections such as diverticulitis[2]. Due to a non-specific presentation, clinicians often require a high level of suspicion in their diagnosis of this condition. A handful of cases of liver abscess have been described following colonoscopy which was usually a complicated procedure or one where multiple biopsies had been taken[3,4]. The case of a patient presenting pyrexia of unknown origin one week after undergoing an uncomplicated colonoscopy in which no biopsies were taken is reported. She was ultimately diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess.

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  • Published: 2017-04-27

    Issue: Vol 4 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Rahmani, G., & Moran, A. M. (2017). Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following an Uncomplicated Colonoscopy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000565