Subcapsular hepatic abscess post laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


RUQ pain and fever 5 days post laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Right basal atelectasis and pleural effusion. Lucency with an air-fluid level projected over the RUQ.

Large subcapsular hepatic collection containing fluid and gas in the right lobe of the liver (segments 5 and 8) in keeping with an abscess.

Case Discussion

The patient underwent US-guided drainage of the abscess and recovered well, albeit slowly.

M/C/S = E. coli

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