Pyogenic liver abscess complicating biliary stricture due to chronic pancreatitis

Steven C. Cunningham, Lena M. Napolitano

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Abstract

Background: Chronic pancreatitis uncommonly causes common bile duct stricture, and common bile duct stricture rarely leads to pyogenic liver abscess. Methods: We describe a 51-year-old man who developed a pyogenic liver abscess after the development of a common bile duct stricture due to chronic pancreatitis. Results: The patient required open drainage of the liver abscess and decompressive choledochoduodenostomy. His infection was persistent and he required percutaneous and subsequent open drainage of a second hepatic abscess. The patient died of refractory sepsis and multi-organ failure. Conclusions: The relevant English literature concerning pyogenic liver abscesses, specifically in the setting of common bile duct stricture due to chronic pancreatitis, is reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical infections
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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