Nigerian Journal of Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 225--228

An unusual cause of pyogenic liver abscess. The conundrum of broom splinter. Report of two cases


Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun, Emmanuel A Jeje, Adedeji Lukman Fatuga, Oluwole Ayoola Atoyebi 
 Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun
Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
Nigeria

Pyogenic liver abscess is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Very few cases of liver abscess due to foreign bodies have been reported. We report our experience in two patients who were successfully managed for liver abscess due to impaled broom splinter. Broom splinters were swallowed unnoticed during consumption of Jute leaves (Corchorus olitorus) (”Ewedu”) soup. Definitive diagnoses in both cases were made at surgery. This is the first case of broom stick-induced liver abscess to be reported in the literature.


How to cite this article:
Balogun OS, Jeje EA, Fatuga AL, Atoyebi OA. An unusual cause of pyogenic liver abscess. The conundrum of broom splinter. Report of two cases.Niger J Med 2022;31:225-228


How to cite this URL:
Balogun OS, Jeje EA, Fatuga AL, Atoyebi OA. An unusual cause of pyogenic liver abscess. The conundrum of broom splinter. Report of two cases. Niger J Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 2 ];31:225-228
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