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Vol. 98. Issue 7.
Pages 409 (August - September 2020)
Vol. 98. Issue 7.
Pages 409 (August - September 2020)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2020.07.006
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Diagnostic Delay During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Liver Abscess Secondary to Acute Lithiasic Cholecystitis
Retraso diagnóstico durante la pandemia por COVID-19: absceso hepático secundario a colecistitis aguda litiásica
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Mariana García Virosta
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, Irene Ortega, Esther Ferrero, Antonio Luis Picardo
Servicio de Cirugía General y Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain
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The patient is a 70-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes and hypertensive heart disease, who consulted for pain in the right hypochondrium that had been progressing for 2 weeks, associated with fever and vomiting. She presented with renal failure and refractory hypotension. Urgent CT scan showed acute lithiasic cholecystitis with a liver abscess measuring 13 cm. Urgent ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage was performed in the operating room, initiating antibiotic therapy and hemodynamic support. After good clinical evolution, the patient was discharged on the tenth day (Figs. 1 and 2).

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Home confinement due to SARS-CoV-2 and the fear of becoming infected at the hospital have led to a serious delay in diagnoses, which means that surgeons will be faced with more complex surgical emergencies.

Please cite this article as: García Virosta M, Ortega I, Ferrero E, Picardo AL. Retraso diagnóstico durante la pandemia por COVID-19: absceso hepático secundario a colecistitis aguda litiásica. Cir Esp. 2020;98:409–409.

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