Amoebic enterocolitis with liver abscess

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


Elderly lady with chronic diarrhea and vague abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

There is a large abscess in the left lobe of the liver. 

Diffuse circumferential intestinal wall thickening noted involving the terminal ilium, cecum and the ascending colon with surrounding fat stranding.

Variable amount of free fluid within the peritoneum.

Bilateral mild pleural effusion with basal atelectasis. 

Case Discussion

The stool smear report of this case confirms the presence of amoebic cysts in the sample.

The hepatic abscess was tapped and the pus sample was sent for microscopy and culture-sensitivity and turned out to be sterile.

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Case information

rID: 35100
Published: 23rd Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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