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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 238342, 2 pages
Case Report

Enterohepatic Migration of Fish Bone Resulting in Liver Abscess

1Department of Surgery, University of Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
2Department of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
3Department of General Surgery, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Du Toit Span Road, Kimberley 8300, South Africa

Received 18 August 2015; Accepted 29 October 2015

Academic Editor: Hideki Kawai

Copyright © 2015 Chikwendu Ede et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Liver abscess formation due to enterohepatic migration of a foreign body is extremely rare. Foreign body ingestion is generally an unconscious and painless event, thus complicating preoperative diagnosis in most patients. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with secondary peritonitis from a ruptured hepatic abscess after an ingested fish bone migrated into the liver.