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Unusual case of pneumoperitoneum secondary to ruptured pyogenic liver abscess
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  • OLAIA CHALH,
  • Jihad Boularab,
  • Khaoula Sibbou,
  • Issam Ennafaa,
  • Jamal El Fenni
OLAIA CHALH
Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital

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Jihad Boularab
Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital
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Khaoula Sibbou
Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital
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Issam Ennafaa
Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital
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Jamal El Fenni
Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital
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Abstract

The rupture of gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess is a life-threatening complication especially in elderly patients. It's an unusual cause of pneumoperitoneum which most commonly occurs by perforation of a hollow viscus. Computed tomography is the key of accurate diagnosis. It may rule out differential diagnosis and helps guide percutaneous drainage.