J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2009; 35(1): 35~38
TREATMENT OF SECONDARY FACIAL ABSCESS SUSPECTED ORIGINATING FROM LIVER ABSCESS :
A CASE REPORT
Jae-Wook Lee, Jin-Wook Kim, Sang-Han Lee
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 Abstract
In oral & maxillofacial surgery, careful management is necessary to avoid infection for old aged person or patient with diabetes mellitus(DM). We
experienced a 69 years old female patient with DM, who has liver abscess and appendicitis, caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae, was developed into left
mid-facial abscess and peritonitis.
We report this case along with review of article for we have gained fairly good results in our attempt to resolve the patient’s abscess by means of I
& D of the left mid-face and percutaneous catheter drainage of the stomach, supplemented with fluid and antibiotic therapy.
Keywords: Liver abscess, Klebsiella pneumoniae, DM


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