Pyogenic Hepatic Abscess: A Case Report and Literature Review on a Rare Complication of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Title

Pyogenic Hepatic Abscess: A Case Report and Literature Review on a Rare Complication of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Creator

Deema Chakhachiro
Abdul Rahman Al Armashi
Ameed Bawwab
Isaac Alsallamin
Mohamed Homeida
Dina Haroun
Mohammad Haidous
Keyvan Ravakhah

Date

2022

Description

Gastric sleeve surgery is a frequently performed procedure. Although it is one of the safest bariatric procedures, it is like any other operation that carries significant risks and complications. Moreover, the hepatic abscess is an infrequent complication of laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, the infected late gastric leakage is a rare etiology of the hepatic abscess. We present a case of liver abscess developed one month after sleeve gastrectomy secondary to infected walled-off late-gastric leak. The case highlights this rare complication of gastric sleeve surgery. Moreover, early treatment of liver abscesses with imaging-guided drainage and intravenous antibiotics can prevent life-threatening outcomes.

Source

Cureus
. 2022 Feb 27;14(2):e22650. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22650. eCollection 2022 Feb.

Language

English

Citation

Deema Chakhachiro et al., “Pyogenic Hepatic Abscess: A Case Report and Literature Review on a Rare Complication of Gastric Sleeve Surgery,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 20, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/12165.