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A Case of Bilateral Subphrenic Abscess Mimicking Bilateral Postoperative Pleural Effusion

Baijaeek Sain, Ritam Chakraborty, Swarnamudra Basak, Arpit Saha, Satyajit Saha

Keywords : Bilateral, Mimicking, Pleural effusion, Subphrenic abscess

Citation Information : Sain B, Chakraborty R, Basak S, Saha A, Saha S. A Case of Bilateral Subphrenic Abscess Mimicking Bilateral Postoperative Pleural Effusion. Bengal Physician Journal 2022; 9 (3):68-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7091

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Despite the development of effective antibiotics, subphrenic abscess continues to be a significant clinical problem. The formation of the subphrenic abscess occurs after intestinal contents and gut bacteria contaminate the abdominal cavity. Here, we report a case of a bilateral subphrenic abscess mimicking a bilateral pleural effusion and the symptoms appeared 1 year after the last abdominal operation. The uniqueness of this case was its late presentation and bilateral distribution, mimicking a bilateral pleural effusion.

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