Liver abscess in Crohn's disease: A report of three cases

David Hazzan, Eric Fishman, Elliot Heller, Mark Chapman, Joel J. Bauer

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Abstract

Liver abscess is a rare complication of Crohn's disease and must be considered part of the differential diagnosis. We present three case reports and a review of the literature. The incidence of liver abscess is higher in patients with Crohn's disease than in the general population. Since Crohn's disease patients who present with a liver abscess generally do not respond to medical management alone, surgical or percutaneous drainage of the abscess is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume71
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Abscess drainage
  • Complications
  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver abscess
  • Surgery

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