We report the finding of bleeding into right lung from a ruptured amoebic liver abscess. A 25-year-old male presented with pain in the right lower chest and cough associated with expectoration of chocolate-colored sputum. Radiographs of chest showed right-sided pleural effusion. Serial images of Tc99m-sulfur colloid study revealed progressive accumulation of radiotracer in the upper photopenic area extending into the right lung region suggestive of active bleeding from the abscess cavity.
- Amoebic liver abscess
- Bronchopulmonary hepatic fistula
- Tc99m-sulfur colloid imaging