Penetrating gastric ulcer presenting as a subcapsular liver abscess: A case report

Li Sheng Hsu, Yuan Hsiung Tsai, Wen Ke Wang, Bor Yau Yang

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Perforated gastric ulcers have variable presentations. Most cases present with extraluminal air, pancreatitis, or lesser sac abscess. Other unusual cases may be associated with pneumopericardium, subcutaneous emphysema, splenic abscess, tension pneumothorax, gastropleural fistula, gastrobronchial fistula, gastropancreatic fistula, gastroenteral fistula, and penetration into the heart and aorta. Subcapsular liver abscess due to perforated gastric ulcer is rare. Here, we report a case of 37-year-old male patient with subcapsular liver abscess in lateral segment of left hepatic lobe due to a penetrating prepyloric gastric ulcer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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