Hong Kong Med J 1996;2:102-3 | Number 1, March 1996
Liver metastasis presenting as an abscess
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
A 37-year-old woman with a history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma presented with a typical clinical and radiological picture of a pyogenic liver abscess, which was confirmed by a purulent aspirate and bacteriological culture. The abscess did not resolve after two months and although cytological results did not support a diagnosis of cancer, the lesion proved to be a metastasis on biopsy.
Key words: Nasopharyngeal neoplasms; Neoplasm metastasis; Liver abscess; Diagnosis, differential
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