Hepatic Abscess as Early Presentation of Perforated Diverticulitis

Gauthier Stepman, Jinal K. Patel, Jordan Young, Johnathan Frunzi


A hepatic abscess is a rare condition which can have multiple etiologies, including biliary disease, intra-abdominal collections (appendicitis, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease), abdominal surgery, liver transplantation, and liver trauma. The diagnosis is primarily based on imaging findings of ultrasound and computed tomography scan. Management includes antibiotics and percutaneous drainage or surgical drainage of the abscess. Here, we present a case of a 43-year-old Hispanic female who initially presented with left lower quadrant and right upper quadrant abdominal pain for 1 week. She was found to have a hepatic abscess and pelvic abscess likely secondary to perforated diverticulum.

J Med Cases. 2021;12(11):438-441
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3762


Hepatic abscess; Perforated diverticulitis; CT; Complication

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