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Liver abscesses with pyopericardium: Laparoscopic management in a preterm neonate

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Author(s): Ravishankaran Praveen | Rajamani G

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 15;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 72;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Laparoscopic drainage | liver abscesses | pyo-pericardium

ABSTRACT
We report a 28-day-old neonate presenting with signs of fever, abdominal distension, and refusal to feed. The baby was diagnosed to have multiple liver abscesses which ruptured and a tract lead to the pericardium resulting in a pyo-pericardium. Laparoscopic drainage of the abscess cavities and the pyo-pericardium was performed. An extensive search of the literature revealed that this case is the youngest one to have undergone such simultaneous laparoscopic drainage.
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