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Liver Abscess Secondary to Asymptomatic Sigmoid Diverticulitis: Case Report and Literature Review

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Pyogenic liver abscess commonly occurs as a complication of biliary tract and gastrointestinal infections, with diverticulitis and perforated bowel becoming leading causes in recent years. We report the first case of liver abscess as a complication of asymptomatic diverticulitis with no bacteremia, as well as colovesical fistula. And, with this case presentation, we stress the importance of considering diverticulitis in asymptomatic patients with liver abscess, as well as the importance of early and prompt treatment with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage.

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Mali, P. and Muduganti, S. (2015) Liver Abscess Secondary to Asymptomatic Sigmoid Diverticulitis: Case Report and Literature Review. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101557.

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