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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 722-724

Diagnostic difficulty of liver lesion


Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Jayabal Pandiaraja
Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Hospital, Chennai - 603 203, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197290

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Liver abscess is mostly either pyogenic or amebic. Fungal and mycobacterial liver abscesses are rare and mostly associated with immunosuppression. The occurrence of fungal liver abscess with hydatid cyst was never reported previously. This case created diagnostic difficulty, whether we are dealing with liver abscess or hydatid cyst. Sometimes, it may be possible that concurrent occurrence of hydatid cyst with liver abscess or hydatid cyst become infected and mimic like liver abscess.


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