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Liver abscess : a rare but an important complication that must be considered in Crohn’s disease

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Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2004, 67, 303-305

July-September Volume 67, fasc. 3

Liver abscess : a rare but an important complication that must be considered in Crohn’s disease

L. Filik, A. Ulker, B. Tunc, S. Disibeyaz, U. Dagli - Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Gastroenterology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.

Liver abscess is a quite rare complication in Crohn’s disease. Early diagnosis and differentiation of pyogenic abscess from amoebic abscess are as important as the choosing of proper treatment in the management of liver abscess. Herein, 28-year-old man with Crohn’s disease developing liver abscess is presented. He was treated with surgical drainage.