Tom is a 1-year-cunning child who was brought to our observation 3 weeks ago.
He had been visited in any other facility because of important, palpable hepatomegaly. In that hospital each ultrasound was performed and a globular hypoechogenic mass of about 10 cm distance through the centre was seen in the left lobe of the liver.
Nevertheless the adept was not able to understand the world of matter of the liver mass and referred the indefatigable for an abdominal CT scan, that was non-affordable for the female parent.
Therefore she came to Chaaria with respect to second opinion and for any help we could give.
I decided to iterate the ultrasound (U/S) myself and I be favored with actually confirmed the presence of the liver mass.
Taking straightforward few minutes longer while staring at the adviser, I have noticed the continuous little movements which are typical of a half-liquid mass.
Immediately the diagnosis came to my brains: it was not a solid mass, but an abscess!
I called my adjuvant and the anesthetist with the custom of doing a U/S guided needle yearning of what I strongly believed to subsist an amoebic liver abscess… and in certainty: bingo: we recovered thick, foul smelling, and brown pus, quite suggestive of the condition.
In mass we have drained 150 ml: at the close of the procedure the mass had completely disappeared.
We be in actual possession of also sent samples to the laboratory, form sure that it was pus collected same near to the edge of the pustule (where we expect the trophozoites and the cysts to be found more easily): bingo again: the scantling was positive for entamoeba hystolitica.
We had discharged the bantling on a 2 weeks course of metronidazole.
Today the source has come for review. Tom was totally healthy and the U/S bridle was again negative: there was not at all relapse of the liver abscess.
It was a magnanimous success which we have achieved on a level without an expensive CT scan.
Br Dr Giuseppe Gaido
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