Hepatic abscess in the Spiegel lobe caused by foreign body p
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Background
Unintentional ingestion of a foreign body is not uncommon. Almost all ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract uneventfully. Obstruction or perforation by ingested foreign bodies are observed in less than 1% of cases, and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy may be helpful for the diagnosis of penetration of the upper gastrointestinal tract by a foreign body. Development of a liver abscess resulting from penetration of a foreign body is rare. We report a case of successful surgical treatment of a liver abscess in the Spiegel lobe caused by foreign body penetration.

Case presentation
A 69-year-old male patient visited our hospital for low-grade fever and right back pain since 2 weeks. Physical examination was unremarkable except for the low-grade fever. Laboratory results showed marked inflammation (C-reactive protein level: 12.94 mg/dl); liver enzyme levels were not elevated. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a mass with ring enhancement (35?×?30 mm) in the Spiegel lobe, which was suspected to be a liver abscess....

http://surgicalcasereports.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40792-017-0297-z
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