Satoru Morita
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Case report
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Percutaneous transhepatic drainage of lung abscess through a diaphragmatic fistula caused by a penetrating liver abscess
Journal Formal name:Jpn J Radiol
ISSN code:1867-108X
Volume, Issue, Page 29(9),pp.663-6
Author and coauthor Taniguchi, M., Morita, S., Ueno, E., Hayashi, M., Ishikawa, M., Mae, M.
Authorship 2nd author,Corresponding author
Publication date 2011
Summary Liver abscesses occurring just below the diaphragm can penetrate or perforate the thoracic cavity, resulting in lung abscess or pyothorax. Although surgical or percutaneous transpleural drainage is often required in such cases, the latter approach has some risks, including hemothorax and bronchopleural fistula formation when the cavity is surrounded by normal lung parenchyma. The present report describes a treatment technique of percutaneous transhepatic drainage through the diaphragmatic fistula to avoid the risks of a transpulmonary approach in a case of lung abscess caused by a penetrating liver abscess.
DOI 10.1007/s11604-011-0605-7
Document No. 21956374