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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 387-389

Amebic hepatopericardial fistula causing cardiac tamponade


1 Department of General Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Trichy Road, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Trichy Road, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Trichy Road, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

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Suresh R Chandran
"Pulari", By pass road, PO Shornaur, Kerala-679121
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.102079

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Amebiasis is a common parasitic infection in the tropics. Though usually asymptomatic, invasive disease can lead to amoebic liver abscess. We report a case of pericardial rupture of amoebic liver abscess presenting with jaundice, dysphagia, and cardiac tamponade. Jaundice is a rare manifestation of amebic liver abscess. An emergency pericardiotomy was done to relive the cardiac tamponade, and liver abscess was drained through a diaphragmatic rent identified during surgery. This case highlights the catastrophic complications of untreated amebic liver abscess.


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