Abscess of the liver in infants is rare and is usually not taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of obscure lesions in the upper half of the abdominal cavity. In this article 2 cases of abscess of the liver in infants who came to autopsy will be reported, and a discussion of the pathogenesis in relation to umbilical infection will be given.1
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—A white boy 6 weeks of age was brought to the hospital by the mother because of swelling and tenderness of the abdomen and because of regurgitation of food, both of two weeks' duration. The infant was perfectly well until two weeks before admission, when the mother first noticed a small mass in the right upper abdominal quadrant. The mother continually rubbed and massaged the mass in the belief that it would thereby disappear. However, the mass continued to increase in size,
KUTSUNAI. T. ABSCESS OF THE LIVER OF UMBILICAL ORIGIN IN INFANTS: REPORT OF TWO CASES. Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(6):1385–1396. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970180131010
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