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Case Reports in Obstetrics and GynecologyVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 845215, 3 pages

Case ReportDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43100 Kutahya, Turkey

Received 27 July 2013; Accepted 28 August 2013

Academic Editors: M. Boucher and B. A. Gbolade

Copyright © 2013 Beril Yüksel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pyogenic liver abscess during pregnancy is an extremely rare condition. We report a case of 33-year-old, 23-week pregnant woman with pyogenic liver abscess. She was still in the hospital for medical observation of fever, when a sudden episode of tachycardia with a pulse of 210 beats per minute and tachypnea with a respiratory rate of 30 breaths per minute was encountered. At that moment, her fever was 39.6°C 103.28 Fahrenheit. The abdominal ultrasound stated a calcific echogenic mass with a measure of 6 cm in the liver region. Given the sonographic characteristics noted, a liver abscess was suspected. Our case was successfully treated with an ultrasound guided percutaneous aspiration of the abscess and a wide spectrum antibiotic. At 38 weeks of gestation, an elective cesarean delivery was performed. The female neonate weighed 3200 g with APGAR scores of 9 and 9 at the first and fifth minutes, respectively.

Autor: Beril Yüksel, Ali Seven, Suna Kucur, Ilay Gözükara, and Nadi Keskin



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