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In the case of a hepatic abscess complicating fish bone migration from the gastrointestinal tract, image-guided percutaneous removal of the fish bone is a feasible alternative to surgical removal, particularly if the patient is considered to be at high surgical risk.






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Image-guided Percutaneous Transhepatic Removal of Fish Bone from Liver Abscess

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Abstract
We present a case of a woman who was diagnosed with a hepatic abscess secondary to a migrated fish bone. As the patient did not improve after percutaneous drainage of the abscess, image-guided percutaneous transhepatic removal of the fish bone was performed. Fish bones in hepatic abscesses are typically removed surgically, with the fish bone left in situ in a number of cases. There has been only another reported case of percutaneous transhepatic fish bone removal. We conclude that in the rare case of a hepatic abscess complicating fish bone migration, image-guided percutaneous transhepatic removal of the offending foreign body is a feasible alternative to surgery, especially in high surgical risk patients.






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