Pyogenic liver abscess after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Hakan Demir, Kayhan Ozdemir, Kerem Karaman


An infected material in the gastrosplenic area after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) due to hematoma or staple line leak has the potential to spread of the bacterial content to the liver which can result in pyogenic liver abscess. Presently described is a thirty-seven-year-old female patient with unilocular pyogenic liver abscess two weeks after LSG. The abscess resolved by Ultrasound guided percutaneous drainage plus intravenous antibiotic treatment. Review of the literature regarding 3 other cases with liver abscess after LSG is also presented.


How to cite this:Demir H, Ozdemir K, Karaman K. Pyogenic liver abscess after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):767-769.   doi: 10.12669/pjms.343.14409

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