Gastric wall erosion by an amebic liver abscess in a 3-year-old girl

Carlos Angel, Nisha Chand, Aravind Sankar, Judith Rowen, Carlos Murillo

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Abstract

The occurrence of an amebic liver abscess (ALA) rupturing into the stomach is reported. ALAs in children can have atypical presentations, resulting in delayed diagnosis and increased morbidity and mortality. Timely treatment is usually followed by complete recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-430
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume16
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Children
  • Pediatric
  • Rupture
  • Stomach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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