Primary Neonatal Diaphragmatic Abscess

Mohamed Zouari, Mohamed Jallouli, Afef Ben Thabet, Mahdi Ben Dhaou, Abdellatif Gargouri, Riadh Mhiri


Neonatal diaphragmatic abscesses are extremely rare and they usually develop by direct extension from a liver abscess. The first case of primary diaphragmatic abscess in a neonate is reported and the difficulties of diagnosing this rare entity are discussed.


Abscess; Diaphragm; Liver; Neonate

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