Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 9 Number 3, July 2002

Liver abscess caused by a fish bone

KL Fan

Fish bone ingestion is a common problem in the emergency department. Most cases have uneventful outcome. But occasionally it can cause serious complications if the gastrointestinal tract is perforated. A case of liver abscess caused by a fish bone is presented. It highlights the importance of maintaining a high level of clinical acumen in managing this apparently benign problem. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2002;9:162-164)

Keywords : Complication, fish bone

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