Liver abscesses secondary to Escherichia coli infection mimicking multifocal hepatoblastoma: A case report


Journal Article

© 2017 The Authors A 4-year-old girl diagnosed with stage III hepatoblastoma presented for tumor resection. She had received four neoadjuvant cycles of cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and doxorubicin with good response. On perioperative imaging, several ring-enhancing lesions were noted in the liver concerning for satellite lesions vs. infectious etiology. A biopsy revealed abscess due to Escherichia coli, so the patient was admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics. Ten days after admission, the liver lesions had decreased in size and a right hemihepatectomy was performed to resect the primary tumor. The patient recovered uneventfully on 7 additional days of antibiotics, with resolution of liver abscess on repeat imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Commander, SJ; Goss, M; Shi, Y; Finegold, M; Heczey, A; Kukreja, K; Masand, P; Vasudevan, S

Published Date

  • March 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 /

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 44

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-5766

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.epsc.2017.01.009

Citation Source

  • Scopus