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Ajay K Jain, Amit D Joshi, Suchita Jain, Shohini Sircar
Keywords : Amebic liver abscess, Hematochezia, Hepatogastric fistula, Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Citation Information : Jain AK, Joshi AD, Jain S, Sircar S. Spontaneous Hepatogastric Fistula: A Rare Complication of Amebic Liver Abscess. J Gastrointest Infect 2020; 10 (1):31-32.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 29-12-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
An amebic liver abscess (ALA) is a common extraintestinal manifestation of invasive amebiasis. Rupture into the thoracic or peritoneal cavity is a common complication of liver abscess especially, from left lobe abscess. Rupture into the stomach leading to hepatogastric fistula is an extremely rare complication more so spontaneous rupture after a decrease in size of the abscess on treatment. We report a patient with ALA who developed spontaneous hepatogastric fistula on day nine of treatment and was managed successfully with conservative management with the healing of fistula and resolution of the abscess.
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