Abscess formation of the round ligament of the liver: Report of a case

Kazunori Tsukuda, Shiro Furutani, Saki Nakahara, Akihiro Tada, Keitaro Watanabe, Shoji Takagi, Eiji Ikeda, Ryuji Hirai, Hisashi Tsuji

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Abstract

Abscess formation of the round ligament of the liver is very rare. We report a case of a 70-year-old female with abscess of the round ligament after an endoscopic papillotomy for choledocholithiasis. On the 21st day following papillotomy, abscess formation of the round ligament was found by ultrasonographic examination. Surgical treatment was performed because conservative therapy was not effective. The purulent fluid and necrotic tissue at the round ligament were completely removed. Cultures obtained from the abscess grew Staphylococcus epidermidis, but the mechanism of abscess formation in this case remains unclear. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume62
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Round ligament of the liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Tsukuda, K., Furutani, S., Nakahara, S., Tada, A., Watanabe, K., Takagi, S., Ikeda, E., Hirai, R., & Tsuji, H. (2008). Abscess formation of the round ligament of the liver: Report of a case. Acta medica Okayama, 62(6), [8].