An Interesting Case of Non-Resolving Hepatogastric Fistula – An Unseen Cause PD27-PD28
Dr. Vinay G Zanwar,
Senior Resident, Department of Gastroenterology, OPD Building, 7th Floor, T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L Nair Hospital,
Mumbai Central, Mumbai-400008, India.
Hepatic tuberculosis presents one of the rare forms of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. It is usually secondary to infection in the lung or the gut. Tuberculous liver abscess is the rarer manifestation even in endemic areas of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Hepatogastric fistula secondary to tuberculous liver abscess has never been reported in literature. We herein report a case of a disseminated tuberculous liver abscess complicated by hepatogastric fistula, which posed a considerable diagnostic challenge. It was treated successfully with anti tubercular drugs. Liver abscess with atypical features and non responsive to antibiotics should raise the suspicious of tuberculosis or fungal infections.