Hepatic Abscess Induced by Fish Bone Migration: Two Case Reports

Authors

  • José Eduardo Mateus Serviço de Medicina Interna A. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Carlos Silva Serviço de Medicina Interna A. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Sofia Beirão Serviço de Medicina Intensiva. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Jorge Pimentel Serviço de Medicina Intensiva. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.9662

Keywords:

Fishes, Foreign Bodies, Intestinal Perforation, Liver Abscess

Abstract

Although foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence, perforation and penetration of the gastrointestinal tract is unusual and the development of a hepatic abscess is even more rare. The authors describe two cases of fish bone perforation of the gastrointestinal tract with hepatic perforation and abscess formation, from distinctive age groups and varying presentation, although both developed septic shock. The lack of history of ingestion of foreign bodies, non-specificity of both clinical presentation and complementary examinations all play a role in delaying the diagnosis and therefore in the prognosis itself.

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Published

2018-05-30

How to Cite

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Mateus JE, Silva C, Beirão S, Pimentel J. Hepatic Abscess Induced by Fish Bone Migration: Two Case Reports. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2018 May 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];31(5):276-9. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/9662

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Case Report