Acute Abdomen Caused by Brucellar Hepatic Abscess

Yavuz Savas Koca Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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Ibrahim Barut Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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Tugba Koca Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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Onur Kaya Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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Recep Aykut Aktas Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey; Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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Brucellosis, a zoonosis that is common worldwide, is endemic in many countries, primarily those of the Mediterranean region (including Turkey). Human brucellosis is a systemic infection with a wide clinical spectrum. Although hepatic involvement is very common during the course of chronic brucellosis, hepatic abscess is a very rare complication of Brucella spp. infection. We present a case of hepatic abscess caused by Brucella melitensis, which resembled the clinical presentation of surgical acute abdomen.

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* Address correspondence to Yavuz Savas Koca, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, 32100 Isparta, Turkey. E-mail: yavuzsavaskoca@gmail.com

Authors' addresses: Yavuz Savas Koca, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, E-mail: yavuzsavaskoca@gmail.com. Ibrahim Barut, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, E-mail: ibarutt@yahoo.com. Tugba Koca, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, E-mail: tgkoca@gmail.com. Onur Kaya, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, E-mail: dronurkaya@hotmail.com. Recep Aykut Aktas, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, E-mail: aykutraktas@gmail.com.

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