Amebic Liver Abscess

by Kevin Pei, MD

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    The lecture Amebic Liver Abscess by Kevin Pei, MD is from the course General Surgery.

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    1. The left lobe of the liver is more commonly affected than the right lobe.
    2. Liver abscess is the most frequent extraintestinal manifestation of Entamoeba histolytica infection.
    3. Entamoeba histolytica enters the portal venous system from the colon.
    4. The highest prevalence is found in developing countries in the tropics, particularly in Mexico and India.
    5. Symptoms take 8 to 12 weeks after being infected to appear.
    1. Pathologic involvement of the central nervous system.
    2. Cardiac involvement following the rupture of an abscess involving the left lobe of the liver.
    3. Rupture of a liver abscess into the chest cavity.
    4. Intraperitoneal rupture.
    5. Empyema.

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     Kevin Pei, MD

    Kevin Pei, MD

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